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B&K Components, Ltd.

AVR515 SERIES 2

AVR517 SERIES 2

User Manual

Five or Seven Channel Surround A/V Processor Receiver

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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.

 

 

Accessories Included

B&K

 

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- Warranty Card

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- User Manual

 

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- Serial to RJ-45Adapter

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 double-Dsymbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Manufactured under license from Digital Theater Systems, Inc. US Pat.

No.5,451,942, 5,956,674, 5,974,380, 5,978,762, 6,487,535 and other U.S and worldwide patents issued and pending. “DTS”, "DTS-ES"and "Neo:6" trademarks of Digital Theater Systems, Inc. Copyright 1996, 2003 Digital Theater Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Motorola® , * DigitalDNA™, "Powered by Motorola™, Motorola name and logo are registered trademarks of Motorola, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Limited Warranty

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 E-taileror if the original factory serial number has been removed, defaced or replaced in any way. B&K Components, Ltd. sells its products through authorized dealers in order to ensure that consumers obtain proper dealer service and support. Buying from an authorized B&K Components, Ltd. dealer insures that you have a FACTORY WARRANTY on your B&K Components, Ltd. product. If you have any questions concerning your Factory Warranty call B&K Components, Ltd. at716-656-0026.

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.

THE EXPRESS FACTORY WARRANTY HEREIN CONTAINED IS IN LIEU OF ANY AND ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, UPGRADEABILITY OR OF FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. B&K COMPONENTS, LTD. SHALL NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES, INCLUDING SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE PURCHASE, USE OR PERFORMANCE OF ANY

B&K PRODUCT.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights which vary from State to State. Some States do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages and the foregoing exclusions may not apply to you.

No agent, representative, dealer or employee of B&K has the authority to increase or alter the obligations or terms of this warranty.

Returning Equipment

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.

2100 Old Union Road Buffalo, NY 14227 1-800-543-5252

In NY: 716-656-0026fax:716-656-1291

e-mail:info@bkcomp.com Web Site:

www.bkcomp.com

 

 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

ACCESSORIES AND LIMITED WARRANTY

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

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UPGRADE FEATURES

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AUDIO / VIDEO OVERVIEW

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AUDIO AND SURROUND FORMATS

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QUICK START CONSIDERATIONS

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HARDWARE CONNECTIONS

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SOURCE CONNECTIONS

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Source Connection Diagram

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SACD or DVD-Audio Connection

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VIDEO MONITOR CONNECTION

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Component Video Monitor Connection

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S-Video Monitor Connection

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Composite Video Monitor Connection

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SURROUND SPEAKER CONNECTIONS

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7.1 Speaker Connection

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6.1 / 5.1 Speaker Output Connections

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RCA Surround Output / Subwoofer Connection

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PASS THROUGH / RECORD LOOP CONNECTIONS

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CONTROL OUTPUT CONNECTIONS

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IR Emitter Connection

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+12VDC Control Connection

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ZONE B CONNECTIONS

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Zone B Amplification and Video Connection

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AVR517 Series2 BACK CHANNEL AMPLIFICATION CONVERSION

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KEYPAD CONNECTION DESCRIPTION

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ZONE A & ZONE B IR INPUTS

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AM / FM ANTENNA CONNECTION

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SETTING UP THE SYSTEM

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THE MENU SYSTEM

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MAIN MENU SELECTIONS

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SYSTEM SETUP

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SETUP SPEAKERS

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1.Speaker Size25

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 Power on Titles34 DSP Usage35 Security Options35 RS-232 Control Port36

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Plug and Play Timing Setup37

Zone 2 ‘B’ Second Zone38

FACTORY RESET38

SR10.1 REMOTE CONTROL OPERATION39

UNIT OPERATION40

Master Power On/Off40

On / Standby40

Adjusting Volume40

Center, Rear and Subwoofer Volume40

Source Selection40

Z1 Operation - Theater41

Sleep Timer41

Z2 Operation - Second Zone41

Zone Operation Button41

Tuner Operation42

Headphone Operation42

FRONT PANEL DISPLAY OPERATION43

Processor Status43

AUDIO MODES & SPEAKER SELECTIONS45

Audio Mode Usages45

Speaker Selections47

Equalization Settings and Adjustments48

PRESETS49

Saving a Preset49

Recalling a Preset51

Favorite Presets51

SR10.1 REMOTE EDITOR SOFTWARE51

Learning IR Codes53

BKcSuite SETUP SOFTWARE54

Troubleshooting Guide For BKcSuite55

TROUBLESHOOTING58

ON SCREEN MENU TREE60

SPECIFCIATIONS62

Product Information

Date of Purchase:

Receiver Model #:

Receiver Serial #:

Purchased From:

Address:

Phone #:

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R I S K O F E L E C T R I C S H O C K

D O N O T O P E N

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

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 user-serviceableparts inside. Refer servicing to qualified service personnel.

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.