Denon AVR-4800 Operations Instructions

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AV SURROUND RECEIVER
AVR-4800
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
DSP
SIMULATION
MASTER VOLUME
REMOTE SENSOR
ON / STANDBY
INPUT SELECTOR
TAPE-2 MON
HOME
THX CINEMA
VOLUME LEVEL
TUNER DVD VDP TV / DBS VCR-1 VCR-2 V. AUX MD / TAPE-1 TAPE-2 MONPHONO
SURROUND SPEAKER
CDBA
L
C
R
SL
S
SR
CH INDICATOR
LOCK
LFE
PHONES
BASS
TREBLE
INPUT MODE
DIRECT STEREO
ANALOG
DOLBY / DTS
SURROUND
6.1 / 7.1
SURROUND
5CH / 7CH
STEREO
SURROUND MODE
TUNING PRESET
SHIFT
6CH / 8CH
EXT. IN
VIDEO
SELECT
TONE
DEFEAT
DIMMER
STATUS
MODE
DOWN UP
SOURCE
INPUT
REC / MULTI
DVD
START LEARNED/TX
HOME THX CINEMA
TUNING
BAND
TITLE
MENU/GUIDE
MODE
MEMORY
USE/LEARN T.TONE MULTI SET UP
RETURN
PANEL
DISPLAY
ON SCREEN
DOLBY / DTS
SURROUND
DIRECT
DSP SIMULATION
5CH/7CH STEREO
STEREO
INPUT MODE
ANALOG EXT.IN
MUTING
MASTER VOL.
VOLUME DISC SKIP+
SYSTEM CALL POWER
VDP TUNER SHIFT
TV/DBS V.AUX PHONO
VCR-1 CD
MD
/
TAPE-1
CHANNEL
VCR-2
TAPE-2 MON
TV/VCR
AVR/AVC VIDEO DVD TV
AUDIO
VDP VCR
CD
MD
MULTI
DECK
SYSTEM
SETUP
SURROUND
PARAMETER
CH SELECT
SELECT
RC-869
123
4
SET
A / B
CALL OFF
ENTER
ON
/
SOURCE
56
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PRECISION AUDIO COMPONENT / AV SURROUND RECEIVER
AVR-4800
SURROUND
BACK
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We greatly appreciate your purchase of the AVR-4800.
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To be sure you take maximum advantage of all the features the AVR-4800 has to offer, read these instructions
carefully and use the set properly. Be sure to keep this manual for future reference should any questions or
problems arise.
“SERIAL NO.
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Summary of Contents

Page 1 - AV SURROUND RECEIVER

AV SURROUND RECEIVERAVR-4800OPERATING INSTRUCTIONSDSPSIMULATIONMASTER VOLUMEREMOTE SENSORON / STANDBYINPUT SELECTORTAPE-2 MONHOMETHX CINEMAVOLUME LEVE

Page 2 - ATTENTION

101423Connecting the antenna terminalsR LOUTOUTOUTPRE OUTPHONOFRONTCENTEREFECT/ SBSURROUNDSIGNALGNDCDDVDVDPTV/ DBSV.AUXVCR-1VCR-2MD/ TAPE-1TAPE-2M

Page 3 - SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

11Connecting the external input (EXT. IN) jacksConnecting the MULTI SOURCE jacks• These jacks are for inputting multi-channel audio signals from an ou

Page 4 - CAUTIONS ON INSTALLATION

12Speaker system connections• Connect the speaker terminals with the speakers making sure that likepolarities are matched ( < with < , > with

Page 5 - FEATURES

13Connections when using surround back speakersR LOUTOUTOUTOUTOUTOUTPRE OUT6 166 168 16PHONOFRONTCENTEREFECT/ SBSURROUNDSIGNALGNDCDDVDVDPTV/

Page 6 - CONNECTIONS

14R LOUTOUTOUTOUTOUTOUTPRE OUT6 166 168 16PHONOFRONTCENTEREFECT/ SBSURROUNDSIGNALGNDCDDVDVDPTV/ DBSV.AUXVCR-1VCR-2MD/ TAPE-1TAPE-2MONITOR

Page 7 - Connecting video components

15Protector circuit• This unit is equipped with a high-speed protection circuit. The purpose of this circuit is to protect the speakers undercircumsta

Page 8 - Connecting a TV/DBS tuner

166PART NAMES AND FUNCTIONSFront Panel• For details on the functions of these parts, refer to the pages given in parentheses ( ).PRECISION AUDIO COMPO

Page 9 - Jacks (DVD Player)

17Remote control unit• For details on the functions of these parts, refer to the pages given in parentheses ( ).DVDSTART LEARNED/TXHOME THX CINEMATUNI

Page 10 - 5C-2V3C-2V

187SETTING UP THE SYSTEM• Once all connections with other AV components have been completed as described in “CONNECTIONS” (see pages 6 to 15), make th

Page 11 - Another room

19• Speaker system layoutBasic system layout (For a THX Surround EX system)• The following is an example of the basic layout for a system consisting o

Page 12 - Speaker system connections

22 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS2 NOTE ON USE / OBSERVATIONS RELATIVES A L’UTILISATION• Avoid high temperatures.Allow for sufficient heat dispersion wheninstalle

Page 13 - Power amplifier (0ption)

20Before setting up the systemSetting the type of speakers1Check that all the connections are correct, then turn on the main unit’s power.2Display the

Page 14 - Power amplifier (option)

214Enter the setting.a) If no surround speakers are used (if “None” is set for both A and B):The System Setup Menu reappears.b) If both surround speak

Page 15 - Cooling fan

222Enter the setting.The System Setup Menu reappears.ENTERNOTES:• In the Subwoofer Mode screen, you have the flexibility to choose how bass informatio

Page 16 - Front Panel

23Setting the delay time• Input the distance between the listening position and the different speakers to set the delay time for the surround mode.• T

Page 17 - Remote control unit

Front/Center/Surround:This is the normal setting.Center/Surround/SurroundBack:The power amplifier for the front channels is used for the surroundback

Page 18 - SETTING UP THE SYSTEM

25Setting the channel level• Use this setting to adjust so that the playback level between the different channels is equal.• From the listening positi

Page 19

268Select “Yes”.9a. If the “Auto” mode is selected: Test tones are automatically emitted from the different speakers.The test tones are emitted from t

Page 20 - Setting the type of speakers

27Subwoofer peak limit level setting• This unit features a subwoofer peak limit control which prevents distortion and damage in the loudspeaker system

Page 21 - Setting the Subwoofer mode

28CAUTION!• The master volume is set to “–30 dB” when test tones are output.• The test tones are for confirming the low frequency playback limits and

Page 22 - Setting the THX Surround EX

29Setting the on-screen display (OSD)• Use this to turn the on-screen display (messages other than the menu screens) on or off.1At the System Setup Me

Page 23 - Setting the delay time

3SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS1. Read Instructions – All the safety and operatinginstructions should be read before the appliance isoperated.2. Retain Instructi

Page 24

302Press the ENTER button.The “Auto Preset Memory” screen appears.ENTER3Use the CURSOR button to select “Yes”.“Search” flashes on the screen and searc

Page 25 - Setting the channel level

318REMOTE CONTROL UNIT• The included remote control unit (RC-869) can be used to operate not only the AVR-4800 but other remote control compatible DEN

Page 26 - FL C FR SR SBR SBL SL SW

32Operating DENON audio components• Turn on the power of the different components before operating them.1Set mode switch 1 to “AUDIO (AVR/AVC)”.AVR/AV

Page 27 - MASTER VOL

33Preset memory• Denon and other makes of components can be operated by setting the preset memory for your make of video component. Operation is notpo

Page 28

34“VCR”ABq (DVD)w (VDP)e (TUNER)r (TV/DBS)t (V. AUX)y (PHONO)u (VCR-1)i (CD)o (MD/TAPE-1)(VCR-2)p(SHIFT)SHIFT(CHANNEL +)CHANNEL+(CHANNEL -)CHANNEL–(A/

Page 29 - Auto tuner presets

35Operating a video component stored in the preset memory1Set the slide switch to “VIDEO”.AVR/AVC VIDEOAUDIO2Set the slide switch to the component to

Page 30 - After completing system setup

36Learning function• If your AV component is not a DENON product or it cannot be operated with the preset memory codesets, you can “teach” the AVR-480

Page 31 - Using the remote control unit

37System call function• The included remote control unit is equipped with a system call function for transmitting multiple remote control signals when

Page 32 - SET CALL OFF

38(3)Storing signals (4)Clearing system call settingsDVDSTART LEARNED/TXHOME THX CINEMATUNINGBANDTITLEMENU/GUIDEMODEMEMORYUSE/LEARN T.TONE MULTI SPEAK

Page 33 - Preset memory

39Clearing “learned” remote control signals1Press the USE/LEARN selector button with the tip of a pen,etc., to set the learn mode.2To clear “learned”

Page 34

42 INTRODUCTION2 ACCESSORIESThank you for choosing the DENON AVR-4800 Digital Surround A / V receiver. This remarkable component has been engineered t

Page 35 - CALL OFF

40Playing the input source13 521Select the input source to be played.INPUT SELECTORCD8(Main unit) (Remote control unit)Example: CDWhen the tape 2 inpu

Page 36 - Learning function

413Select the play mode.STEREOSTEREO(Main unit) (Remote control unit)Example: Stereo4Start playback on the selected component.• For operating instruct

Page 37 - System call function

42[3] Turning the sound off temporarily (muting)1Use this to turn off the audio outputtemporarily.Press the MUTING button.Cancelling MUTING mode.Press

Page 38 - ON SCREEN

43Multi-source recording/playback[1] Playing one source while recording another (REC OUT mode)1Press the REC/MULTI MODE buttonuntil “REC OUT SOURCE” a

Page 39 - OPERATION

44[3] Remote control unit operations during multi-source playback (selecting the source)1Set the slide switch to “AUDIO” and “MULTI”.AVR/AVC VIDEOAUDI

Page 40 - Playing the input source

45Multi-source and multi-zone playbackMULTI ROOM MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM• When the outputs of the MULTI SOURCE AUDIO OUT terminals are wired and co

Page 41 - After starting playback

4610SURROUNDBefore playing with the surround function• Before playing with the surround function, be sure to use the test tones to adjust the playback

Page 42 - (Remote control unit)

47Fader function• This function makes it possible to lower the volume of the front channels (FL, C and FR) or the rear channels (SL, SR, SBL and SBR)

Page 43

48Playing modes for different sourcesThe AVR-4800 is equipped with many surround modes. We recommend using the surround modes as described below in o

Page 44 - INPUT MODE

49[1] Playing sources recorded in Dolby Pro Logic in the Home THX Cinema surround mode1Select the Home THX Cinema mode.HOMETHX CINEMAHOME THX CINEMA(M

Page 45 - AMPLIFIER

53CAUTIONS ON HANDLING4FEATURES• Switching the input function when input jacks are notconnectedA clicking noise may be produced if the input function

Page 46 - SURROUND

50Dolby Digital mode (only with digital input) and DTS Surround (only with digital input)1Select the input source.INPUT SELECTORVDP2(Main unit) (Remot

Page 47 - Fader function

514Display the surround parametermenu.MENU/GUIDESURROUNDPARAMETER5Select the various parameters.6Enter the setting.ENTERNOTE:• When “Default” is selec

Page 48

52Dolby Surround Pro Logic mode1Select the Dolby Surround Pro Logic mode.• The Dolby Pro Logic indicator lights.DOLBY / DTSSURROUNDDOLBY / DTSSURROUND

Page 49 - THX CINEMA

5311DENON ORIGINAL SURROUND MODES• The AVR-4800 is equipped with a built-in high performance DSP (digital signal processor) that uses digital processi

Page 50

54DSP surround simulation1Select the surround mode for the input channel.DSPSIMULATIONDIRECTSTEREODOLBY / DTSSURROUND5CH / 7CHSTEREOSURROUND MODE(Main

Page 51 - OFFSET - 4dB

55Tone control setting• Use the tone control setting to adjust the bass and treble as desired.1Display the surround parameterscreen on the monitor.The

Page 52 - Dolby Surround Pro Logic mode

56Surround parameters eEFFECT:This parameter turns the effect signals with multi surround mode speaker effects on and off in the WIDE SCREEN mode. Wh

Page 53 - DENON ORIGINAL SURROUND MODES

5712LISTENING TO THE RADIOAuto tuning1Set the input function to “TUNER”.INPUT SELECTORTUNER3(Main unit) (Remote control unit)2Watching the display, pr

Page 54 - DSP surround simulation

58Preset memory1Use the “Auto tuning” or “Manual tuning” operation to tunein the station to be preset in the memory.2Press the MEMORY button.MEMORY3Pr

Page 55 - Tone control setting

59Recalling preset stations12DVDSTART LEARNED/TXDOLBY / DTSVOLUME DISC SKIP+SYSTEM CALL POWERVDP TUNER SHIFTTV/DBS V.AUX PHONOVCR-1 CDMD / TAPE-1CHANN

Page 56

65CONNECTIONS• Do not plug in the AC cord until all connections have been completed.• Be sure to connect the left and right channels properly (left wi

Page 57 - Manual tuning

6015TROUBLESHOOTING If a problem should arise,first check the following.1. Are the connections correct ?2. Have you operated the receiver according to

Page 58 - Checking the preset stations

6116ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONOptimum surround sound for different sourcesThere are currently various types of multi-channel signals (signals or formats w

Page 59 - Recalling preset stations

62Surround back speakersThe THX Surround EX format adds new “Surround Back” (SB) channels to the conventional 5.1-channel system. This makes it easy

Page 60 - TROUBLESHOOTING

63• Set the front speakers, center speaker and subwoofer in the samepositions as in example (1).• It is best to place the surround speakers directly a

Page 61 - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

64• Set the front speakers slightly wider apart than the setup for watching movies only and point them toward the listeningposition in order assure cl

Page 62 - Surround back speakers

65SurroundThe AVR-4800 is equipped with a digital signal processing circuit that lets you play program sources in the surround mode to achieve the sam

Page 63 - Speaker setting examples

66(2) Dolby Pro LogicDolby Pro Logic is a multi-channel signal playback system developed by Dolby Laboratories which decodes sources recorded in Dolby

Page 64

67Home THX Cinema surround modeTHX is an exclusive set of standards and technologies established by the world-renowned film production company, Lucasf

Page 65 - Surround

68System setup items and default values (set upon shipment from the factory)Surround modes and parametersSignals and adjustability in the different mo

Page 66 - DTS Digital Surround

6917SPECIFICATIONS 2 Audio section• Power amplifierRated output: Stereo (2ch driven) (All properties shown are only 125 W + 125 W (8 Ω/ohms, 20 Hz ~

Page 67 - THX Surround EX

7Connecting video components• To connect the video signal, connect using a 75 Ω/ohms video signal cable cord. Using an improper cable can result in a

Page 68 - Surround modes and parameters

8Connecting a video component equipped with S-Video jacks• When making connections, also refer to the operating instructions of the other components.•

Page 69 - SPECIFICATIONS

9Connecting a Video Component Equipped with Color Difference (Component - Y, R-Y, B-Y) VideoJacks (DVD Player)• When making connections, also refer to

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