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1. Harman Kardon AVR 235 7.1-Channel
$289.99 list($449.99)
2. Harman Kardon HK3480 Stereo Receiver
$1,099.99 list($1,299.99)
3. Harman Kardon AVR 635 7.1-Channel
$599.99 list($649.00)
4. Harman Kardon HKTS 14 6-Piece
$699.99 $499.90 list($799.99)
5. Harman Kardon AVR 335 7.1-Channel
$2,199.99 Too low to display list($2,399.99)
6. Harman Kardon AVR 7300 7.1-Channel
$1,599.99 list($1,899.99)
7. Harman Kardon CP 35 7.1-Channel
$299.99 $229.90 list($349.00)
8. Harman Kardon DVD 31 Progressive-Scan
$899.99 list($999.99)
9. Harman Kardon AVR 435 7.1-Channel
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10. HARMAN KARDON DPR2005 Home Theater
$218.90
11. HARMAN KARDON HK3380 Component
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12. Harman Kardon HTFS2 Speaker Floor
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13. Harman Kardon AVR 135 6.1-Channel
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14. Harman Kardon DVD 22 Progressive-Scan
$1,199.99 list($1,399.99)
15. Harman Kardon CP 25 7.1-Channel
$310.94 list($399.90)
16. "6.1 Spkr W/ 10"""" Pwrd Sub"
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17. Harman Kardon CDR 2CD Player/Recorder
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18. HARMAN KARDON DPR1005 7.1 Channel
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19. Harman Kardon FL8385 5-Disc CD
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20. Harman Kardon DPR 1001 Digital

1. Harman Kardon AVR 235 7.1-Channel Audio/Video Surround Receiver
list price: $549.99
our price: Too low to display
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Asin: B00065HLXI
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Harman Kardon
Sales Rank: 2416
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Amazon.com Product Description

Harman Kardon's most affordable 7.1-channel audio/video surround receiver, the AVR 235, offers high-quality baseline features from the company's acclaimed AVR series receivers. The component delivers near universal surround-format compatibility, and it's engineered for terrific sonic performance. The AVR 235 features a discrete-output amplifier that pumps 7 channels of high-current (+/-35 amps), ultrawide-bandwidth power: 7 x 50 watts into 8 ohms, 20 to 20,000 Hz with less than 0.07 percent THD. Further, the receiver uses state-of-the-art 192 kHz/24-bit audio digital-to-analog converters and a high-power Cirrus 32-bit DSP processor.

The AVR 235's cutting-edge technologies also include triple-crossover bass management, automatic digital input polling, and A/V Sync Delay. An EzSet remote control provides automatic speaker-level calibration.

Surround-sound features include Dolby Virtual Speaker, Dolby Headphone processing, and Dolby Pro Logic IIx processing (which provides an expansive, full-range 7.1-channel program from any stereo or 5.1-channel source). The receiver handles all other popular formats, including Dolby Digital EX and Dolby Digital 5.1, all standard DTS modes (including 6.1 DTS-ES Discrete, DTS-ES Matrix, DTS Neo:6, Cinema 6.1/5.1, and Music 6.1/5.1) and even the latest DTS 96/24 high-resolution audio technology. You also get Harman's proprietary Logic 7 audio for enhanced multichannel reproduction from both matrix-encoded and 2-channel recordings.

Along with its extensive video connectivity, the receiver offers 2 wide-bandwidth, HDTV-compatible component-video inputs, and an array of digital and analog audio connections, including multiple coaxial and optical digital audio inputs and outputs. It sports both analog and digital front-panel inputs, 6-/8-channel direct audio inputs, and 7.1-channel preamp outputs to accommodate a DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, SACD, or universal player.

The receiver's triple-crossover bass-management system lets you choose from multiple crossover frequencies for the front L/R, center, surround L/R, and surround back L/R speakers. Most receivers and DVD players have far more limited crossover filtering or none at all. Moreover, you can set different speaker-size configurations for different AVR 235 input sources according to your needs.

You get a high-quality FM/AM tuner with 30 station presets and a Listener Preference System that lets you specify a surround mode according to the program source. You can also set speaker-channel levels for each program source and DSP format (for example, the subwoofer level can be set differently for multichannel movie viewing and 2-channel CD music listening).

What's in the Box
Receiver, a remote control, remote batteries, FM wire/AM loop antennas, warranty information, and a user's manual. ... Read more

Features

  • 7 x 50 high-current watts per channel (with less than 0.07 percent THD); 2 x 65 watts in stereo; +/-35 amps high-current capability
  • Multichannel DVD-Audio- and SACD-ready, front-panel A/V input with selectable digital-audio input/output
  • Handles Dolby Digital EX, Pro Logic II, all DTS modes (including 6.1 DTS-ES Discrete, DTS-ES Matrix, DTS Neo:6, and DTS 96/24)
  • EzSet remote provides automatic speaker-level calibration; triple-crossover bass management lets you optimize each input for your speakers
  • Measures 17.3 x 6.3 x 15 inches (W x H x D)

2. Harman Kardon HK3480 Stereo Receiver
list price: $449.99
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Asin: B0001FI49I
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Harman Kardon
Sales Rank: 2364
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Not everyone wants or needs a 5.1-channel receiver, which is where this HK3480 two-channel receiver from Harman Kardon comes into play. This ultra-high-bandwidth, 240-watt unit is perfect for fans of jazz, classical, or rock, as its powerful features bring out both the bombast and the nuance of your favorite music. The HK3480 is also one of the few stereo receivers to employ VMAx technology, a proprietary signal-processing technique that simulates a 360-degree sound field through a mere two speakers. The technology gives the listener the sensation of sitting in a concert hall or theater without requiring a surround sound setup.

Though the HK3480 is designed primarily for music, it also pumps out high-quality audio for your TV, DVD player, VCR, and video game console. It includes enough inputs for each of these components, along with composite video switching that allows you to conveniently switch between them. And unlike many current receivers, the unit offers a high-quality phono input (with preamp) for people who treasure the unique sound of LPs and don't want to give up their lifelong record collection.

The HK3480 also comes with an AM/FM tuner with 30 station presets, a three-step fluorescent display, and a multicomponent remote control. As with most modern receivers, it's ready to serve as the audio centerpiece of all your listening needs, with seven audio inputs and four video inputs (including one on the front panel). The inputs are gold-plated for quality. The unit also comes with pre-out/main-in jacks for use with external amplifiers or speaker processors and a separate subwoofer output. Hookup is simple due to the color-keyed connections.

What's in the Box
Stereo receiver, remote, 2 AAA batteries, user's manual. ... Read more

Features

  • 240-watt stereo receiver (120 watts x 2) for 2-channel sources
  • VMAx technology simulates surround-sound effect from dual speakers
  • Composite video switching; AM/FM tuner with 30 presets
  • 7 audio inputs, 4 video inputs, phono input, pre-out/main jacks, and subwoofer output
  • Measures 17.4 x 6.6 x 15 inches (W x H x D)

Reviews (2)

5-0 out of 5 stars just good old plain stereo
yes two channel stereo still lives if you want to build a plain stereo system this would be a place to start. I have one I like very much. The heart of the systems would be your ears you pick out the speakers sound your ears like I did this in the 80's I picked up a pair of Polk SDA speakers, the sound that came out of them there is still nothing like them today to bad polk stopped making the SDA series but they are not small 70 lbs a speaker and what was driving them in the show room was a yamaha R-9 receiver I was doing fine until the middle of may we where going to be moving the next day the movers where coming and the R-9 up and died in the middle of wacthing a dvd could not be revieved but at a cost so I saved it until after the move and when I was hooked up to the internet again I went looking for a 2 channel reciver to replace the old one this HK has the same specs as the R-9 plus 2 more viedo hook ups and a subwoofer out if you need one at this price cheaper than having the R-9 repaired and yes the speakers sound as good as before solid sound stage which gets bigger with more power you apply like the old days pick out single instrutments where they are when you close your eyes this is what these speakers where about before surround sound became the norm like I said 2 channel stereo nothing wrong with it when you find your speakers you have to find the power source for them and this HK filled the bill here like the old yahmaha never went away but came back with a few extras I have been listenig to music today as it just came now to hook up the dvd and vcr the old system is whole again

5-0 out of 5 stars My CD collection doubled!!!
A couple of months ago my old and very simple Sony equipment started to give up on me after years of use. So I started to look for a good replacement for it.
Since this was meant to be a replacement to be located at my bedroom and mostly for music playing, my first idea was to look for one of those popular mini-systems with everything integrated on them. I found some interesting products from Onkyo and Denon but, although their sound was quite nice (especially Denon's), I found that their power was somehow limited.
Then, I decided to look for some of those "Home Theater in a box" systems that are so popular nowadays, even if I would use it primarily for music reproduction! I tried Sony, Kenwood and Denon. I found an interesting Denon system, but before buying it I decided to bring along a couple of my own CDs in order to try it out with my own music!
The next day I took a couple of my favourite CDs with me to try them with the Denon. I chose Mahler's Symphony #3 (with Boulez), Andreas Scholl's "Ombra mai fu", some Dead Can Dance and Air's "Moon Safari". It really sounded nice but since I had those CDs with me I decided to make a last visit to the department store where I had seen the Denon and Onkyo mini-systems before making a final decission.
An hour later I visited this department store and went to their audio department. Instead of looking for the mini-systems I went directly to the high-end audio area. Among the various Onkyos, Marantz, Denons and Yamahas I noticed Harman Kardon's new HK-3480, and I immediately liked the looks of it's new design! Then, I contacted a salesman and after telling him that I mostly listen to classical music (although my other musical tastes are quite varied), he suggested me to give the Harman Kardon a try!
I was able to compare the Harman Kardon with the Denons (both the mini-system and the Home Theater options). After some listening I was convinced that a nice stereo system was more than enough for me. The power and sheer clarity of sound of Harman Kardon's HK-3480 was immediately noticeable!
We first tried it with a couple of Yamaha speakers, then with Cerwin-Vega, Infinity and finally with Polk. Boy oh boy, what a beautiful sound the Polk's have, cristal clear and absolutely gorgeous!!! Besides, they look so sharp! We finally added an Infinity subwoofer and there it was, the perfect setup for me! I was really ready to make a final decission! I bought Harman Kardon's HK-3480 reciever along with H-K's FL-8385 CD player, a pair of Polk's RTi8 speakers and Infinity's PS10 subwoofer. What a difference from my old and humble Sony setup! By the way, if you choose Polk speakers like I did, get the black ones, they look great along Harman Kardon's silver and black design!
The HK-3480 receiver works great! There are more than enough connections inputs on it, including several for audio/video and a phono input too (now I'm also thinking about replacing my old Technics for a brand new turntable). The HK-3480 is surely a great receiver for those who want top quality stereo sound, but it should me mentioned that with the VMAx feature on this receiver you can have simulated surround sound too when you need it!
I now feel that all of a sudden my CD collection doubled in size since every single CD in my collection sounds so much better now! I'm rediscovering music that I bought 10 or 15 years ago! What a joy!!! ... Read more


3. Harman Kardon AVR 635 7.1-Channel Audio/Video Surround Receiver
list price: $1,299.99
our price: $1,099.99
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Asin: B00065HLYC
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Harman Kardon
Sales Rank: 53861
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Amazon.com Product Description

Harman Kardon's AVR 635 7.1-channel audio/video surround receiver includes the company's latest features and technologies on top of near universal surround-format compatibility. Internally, the receiver is engineered for extraordinary sonic performance, featuring a discrete-output amplifier section that delivers 7 channels of high-current (+/- 50 Amps), ultrawide-bandwidth amplification--7 x 75 watts into 8 ohms, 20 to 20,000 Hz with less than 0.07 percent THD--in addition to state-of-the-art 192 kHz/24-bit audio digital-to-analog converters and a high-power Texas Instruments 32-bit DSP processor.

The AVR 635's wealth of cutting-edge technologies also includes quadruple-crossover bass management, automatic digital input polling, video cross-conversion (which converts all composite- and S-video sources to high-resolution component-video), bidirectional RS-232 connectivity with software and firmware upgradeability, A/V Sync Delay, and a slot-mounted tuner that may be upgraded at a future date to accommodate HD Radio.

Surround-sound features include Dolby Virtual Speaker, Dolby Headphone processing, and Dolby Pro Logic IIx processing (which provides an expansive, full-range 7.1-channel program from any stereo or 5.1-channel source). The receiver handles all other popular formats, including Dolby Digital EX and Dolby Digital 5.1, all standard DTS modes (including 6.1 DTS-ES Discrete, DTS-ES Matrix, DTS Neo:6, Cinema 6.1/5.1, and Music 6.1/5.1) and even the latest DTS 96/24 high-resolution audio technology. In addition, the AVR 635 provides HDCD (High-Definition Compatible Digital) processing to deliver the best-possible CD playback quality from HDCD-encoded discs.

You also get Harman's proprietary Logic 7 audio for enhanced multichannel reproduction from both matrix-encoded and 2-channel recordings. The latest implementation of Logic 7 provides improved post-processing for the rear surround channels.

The receiver's many audio and video connections include 3 wide-bandwidth, assignable HDTV-compatible component-video inputs. The AVR 635 also features multiroom/multisource operation with independent, simultaneous playback of 2 program sources, assignable back surround amplifier channels, A-BUS connectivity, and includes a Zone II remote. The A-BUS Ready system simplifies multiroom connectivity without external amplifiers. It uses a standard Cat5/Ethernet cable to connect the receiver's rear panel in one room to a Harman Kardon AB 1 A-BUS-compatible amplifier/control module in a separate room.

Along with its extensive video connectivity, the receiver offers a array of digital and analog audio connections, including multiple coaxial and optical digital audio inputs and outputs. It sports both analog and digital front-panel inputs, 6-/8-channel direct audio inputs, and 7.1-channel preamp outputs to accommodate a DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, SACD, or universal player.

The AVR 635 is also among the first receivers to include EzSet/EQ, which provides automated system calibration and room equalization to greatly simplify installation while improving system performance by tailoring the output of the receiver to your speakers, compensating for the effects of room acoustics.

The receiver's quadruple-crossover bass-management system lets you choose from 6 different crossover frequencies for the front L/R, center, surround L/R, and surround back L/R speakers. Most receivers and DVD players have far more limited crossover filtering or none at all. Moreover, you can set different speaker-size configurations for different AVR 635 input sources according to your needs.

You get a high-quality FM/AM tuner with 30 station presets and a Listener Preference System that lets you specify a surround mode according to the program source. You can also set speaker-channel levels for each program source and DSP format (for example, the subwoofer level can be set differently for multichannel movie viewing and 2-channel CD music listening).

What's in the Box
Receiver, remote control, remote batteries, an EzSet/EQ microphone, FM wire/AM loop antennas, warranty information, and a user's manual. ... Read more

Features

  • 7 x 75 high-current watts per channel (with less than 0.07 percent THD); 2 x 90 watts in stereo; +/- 50 amps high-current capability
  • Multichannel DVD-Audio- and SACD-ready, HDCD decoding, front-panel A/V input with selectable digital-audio input/output
  • High-bandwidth (50 MHz) component-video switching, audio and video multizone control
  • Handles Dolby Digital EX, Pro Logic II, all DTS modes (including 6.1 DTS-ES Discrete, DTS-ES Matrix, DTS Neo:6, and DTS 96/24)
  • Measures 17 x 7 x 17 inches (W x H x D)

4. Harman Kardon HKTS 14 6-Piece Loudspeaker System
list price: $649.00
our price: $599.99
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Asin: B0000D8HRO
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Harman Kardon
Sales Rank: 8727
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Features

  • 6-piece home theater speaker system
  • 12-inch, 200-watt, bass-reflex powered subwoofer
  • Voice-matched, dedicated, dual-driver center speaker
  • 4 dual-midrange, 2-way satellite speakers
  • Includes brackets for 4 satellite speakers, cables

5. Harman Kardon AVR 335 7.1-Channel Audio/Video Surround Receiver
list price: $799.99
our price: $699.99
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Asin: B00065HLXS
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Harman Kardon
Sales Rank: 16266
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Amazon.com Product Description

Enjoy high-quality bang for your home-theater buck with Harman Kardon's AVR 335 7.1-channel audio/video surround receiver. The receiver packs Harman's latest features and technologies while offering near universal surround-format compatibility. Internally, it's engineered for impressive sonic performance, featuring a discrete-output amplifier pumping 7 channels of high-current (+/-35 amps), ultrawide-bandwidth amplification--7 x 55 watts into 8 ohms, 20 to 20,000 Hz with less than 0.07 percent THD--in addition to state-of-the-art 192 kHz/24-bit audio digital-to-analog converters and a high-power Cirrus 32-bit DSP processor.

The AVR 335's wealth of cutting-edge technologies also includes triple-crossover bass management, automatic digital input polling, and A/V Sync Delay.

Surround-sound features include Dolby Virtual Speaker, Dolby Headphone processing, and Dolby Pro Logic IIx processing (which provides an expansive, full-range 7.1-channel program from any stereo or 5.1-channel source). The receiver handles all other popular formats, including Dolby Digital EX and Dolby Digital 5.1, all standard DTS modes (including 6.1 DTS-ES Discrete, DTS-ES Matrix, DTS Neo:6, Cinema 6.1/5.1, and Music 6.1/5.1) and even the latest DTS 96/24 high-resolution audio technology. You also get Harman's proprietary Logic 7 audio for enhanced multichannel reproduction from both matrix-encoded and 2-channel recordings.

The receiver's many audio and video connections include wide-bandwidth, HDTV-compatible component-video inputs and multiroom/multisource operation with independent, simultaneous playback of 2 program sources, assignable back surround amplifier channels, and a zone-2 remote control.

Along with its extensive video connectivity, the receiver offers a array of digital and analog audio connections, including multiple coaxial and optical digital audio inputs and outputs. It sports both analog and digital front-panel inputs, 6-/8-channel direct audio inputs, and 7.1-channel preamp outputs to accommodate a DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, SACD, or universal player.

The AVR 335 is also among the first receivers to include EzSet/EQ, which provides automated system calibration and room equalization to greatly simplify installation while improving system performance by tailoring the output of the receiver to your speakers, compensating for the effects of room acoustics.

The receiver's triple-crossover bass-management system lets you choose from multiple crossover frequencies for the front L/R, center, surround L/R, and surround back L/R speakers. Most receivers and DVD players have far more limited crossover filtering or none at all. Moreover, you can set different speaker-size configurations for different AVR 335 input sources according to your needs.

You get a high-quality FM/AM tuner with 30 station presets and a Listener Preference System that lets you specify a surround mode according to the program source. You can also set speaker-channel levels for each program source and DSP format (for example, the subwoofer level can be set differently for multichannel movie viewing and 2-channel CD music listening).

What's in the Box
Receiver, 2 remote controls, remote batteries, an EzSet/EQ microphone, FM wire/AM loop antennas, warranty information, and a user's manual. ... Read more

Features

  • 7 x 55 high-current watts per channel (with less than 0.07 percent THD); 2 x 70 watts in stereo; +/-35 amps high-current capability
  • Multichannel DVD-Audio- and SACD-ready, front-panel A/V input with selectable digital-audio input/output
  • Audio and video multizone control with zone-2 remote control
  • Handles Dolby Digital EX, Pro Logic II, all DTS modes (including 6.1 DTS-ES Discrete, DTS-ES Matrix, DTS Neo:6, and DTS 96/24)
  • Measures 17.3 x 6.3 x 15 inches (W x H x D)

6. Harman Kardon AVR 7300 7.1-Channel Audio/Video Surround Receiver
list price: $2,399.99
our price: $2,199.99
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Asin: B0002KU7N8
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Harman Kardon
Sales Rank: 12144
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Features

  • 7 x 110 high-current watts per channel (with less than 0.07 percent THD); 2 x 125 watts in stereo; +/-75 amps high-current capability
  • Multichannel DVD-Audio- and SACD-ready, MP3 and HDCD decoding, front-panel A/V input with selectable digital-audio input/output
  • High-bandwidth (50 MHz) component-video switching, audio and video multizone control
  • Handles Dolby Digital EX, Pro Logic II, all DTS modes (including 6.1 DTS-ES Discrete, DTS-ES Matrix, and DTS Neo:6)
  • Measures 17.3 x 7.6 x 20.5 inches (W x H x D)

7. Harman Kardon CP 35 7.1-Channel Complete Home Theater System with DVD-Audio
list price: $1,899.99
our price: $1,599.99
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Asin: B00065HLUG
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Harman Kardon
Sales Rank: 27234
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Amazon.com Product Description

When you're looking for a high-quality home theater whose components are easy to set up and guaranteed to work together, you're looking for the Harman Kardon CP 35. The system encompasses a host of individual, style-matched components: the AVR 335 7.1-channel audio/video receiver, the DVD 31 progressive-scan DVD-Audio/DVD-Video player, the HKTS 14 home-cinema speaker system, and 2 HKS 4 satellite speakers.

The CP 35 was designed to satisfy the most demanding audiophiles, discriminating music lovers, and movie enthusiasts, thanks in large part to the DVD 31's high-resolution multichannel DVD-Audio playback capability and the AVR 335's EzSet/EQ functionality, which precisely calibrates the receiver and speakers for your listening room, resulting in remarkably smooth and accurate frequency response. DVD-Audio discs offers super high-fidelity (192 kHz/24-bit) multichannel and stereo sound, incredible storage capacity, and unique bonus materials not available on regular audio CDs.

The system's unified system remote operates the receiver and DVD player and can be programmed to operate devices such as video displays or DTV set-top boxes.

The AVR 335 features a discrete-output amplifier pumping 7 channels of high-current (+/-35 amps), ultrawide-bandwidth amplification--7 x 55 watts into 8 ohms, 20 to 20,000 Hz with less than 0.07 percent THD--in addition to state-of-the-art 192 kHz/24-bit audio digital-to-analog converters and a high-power Cirrus 32-bit DSP processor. The receiver offers a high-quality FM/AM tuner with 30 station presets.

The DVD 31 uses HK's most-advanced digital video and audio technologies, including innovative pixel-by-pixel video processing (which provides amazingly realistic image quality) and high-res 24-bit/192 kHz audio digital-to-analog conversion. Pixel-by-pixel reconstruction is accomplished by an integrated digital signal processor that provides vastly superior picture quality compared to line-by-line progressive-scan methods, yielding smoother, more realistic images with exceptional detail and contrast.

Progressive scanning, referred to as 480p for the number of horizontal lines that compose the video image, creates a picture using twice the scan lines of a conventional DVD picture, giving you higher resolution and sharper images while eliminating nearly all motion artifacts.

The DVD 31 also plays Windows Media Audio (WMA), VCD, CD, CD-R/RW, WMA, MP3, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-DA, CD-ROM multisession, and 96 kHz/24-bit audio discs, and it's also compatible with JPEG still-image files stored on compact discs. The player can also simultaneously play MP3 tracks and JPEG images and coordinate the two, automatically changing images with each MP3 track played in slideshow presentations. The unit's program, random, and repeat play modes operate with the files and folders on MP3 and WMA discs, as well as with DVDs and CDs.

The HKTS 14 six-piece speaker system includes a 12-inch, 200-watt, bass-reflex powered subwoofer; 4 identical, 2-way, dual-midrange satellite speakers for use in the left and right front and rear speaker positions; a voice-matched, dedicated, dual-driver center speaker; shelf stands and wall-mount brackets for the 4 satellites; and all of the speaker cables you need to connect your speakers to the receiver. The speaker cables and speakers all use a color-coding system to conform to the CEA standard, minimizing confusion.

Matching, all-metal floor stands (model HTFS 2) are available separately. The system's satellites employ high-output, premium-quality drivers; the tweeters in the satellites and center speaker use an elliptical waveguide that' specially shaped to control directivity and supply sound to a wide listening area. The subwoofer offers a complement of controls, inputs, and outputs to provide optimum sound quality in any room.

What's in the Box
The AVR 335 audio/video receiver, the DVD 31 progressive-scan DVD-Audio/DVD-Video player, the HKTS 14 home cinema speaker system, 2 HKS 4 satellite speakers, a unified system remote control, all requisite speaker cable and A/V interconnects, user's manuals, and warranty/registration information. ... Read more

Features

  • Complete home theater system built around the AVR 335 7.1-channel audio/video receiver and DVD 31 DVD-Audio/DVD-Video player
  • Includes the HKTS 14 home-cinema speaker system with 200-watt powered subwoofer and 2 HKS 4 satellite speakers
  • EzSet/EQ functionality precisely calibrates the receiver and speakers for your listening room
  • Pixel-by-pixel video processing provides amazingly realistic DVD image quality
  • Unified system remote can be programmed to operate devices such as video displays and DTV set-top boxes

8. Harman Kardon DVD 31 Progressive-Scan DVD Player
list price: $349.00
our price: $299.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0000D8HRL
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Harman Kardon
Sales Rank: 5527
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Harman Kardon DVD31 is a versatile DVD audio/video player designed to meet the high performance standards of both audiophiles and videophiles. On the sound side, it provides complete audio control and bass management for DVD-Audio playback using analog outputs. On the video side, it performs progressive scanning, also referred to as 480p for the number of horizontal lines that compose the video image, which creates a picture using twice the scan lines of a conventional DVD picture, giving you higher resolution and sharper images while eliminating nearly all motion artifacts. The DVD31 also offers 3:2 pulldown, which reassembles the frame sequence of your original film-based content from DVDs to more accurately reproduce the original 24-frame-per-second material.

The DVD31's comprehensive array of audio adjustments allows you to adjust the time delay, output level, and speaker size selection for excellent audio reproduction from all speakers in a multichannel home entertainment system. For quality, the DVD31 uses a Wolfson 192kHz/24-bit audio D/A converter, along with premium internal components in the audio signal path.

The DVD31 provides excellent video playback when used with a high-definition display, thanks to its leading-edge digital video technology that uses pixel-by-pixel processing, rather than the line-by-line technique employed by conventional DVD players. This is accomplished by using a digital signal processor for superior picture quality and smoother, more realistic images with more detail.

In addition to playing DVD-Audio and DVD-Video, the DVD31 plays Windows Media Audio (WMA), VCD, CD, CD-R/RW, WMA, MP3, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-DA, CD-ROM multisession, and 96 kHz/24-bit audio discs, and it's also compatible with JPEG still-image files stored on compact discs. The player can also simultaneously play MP3 tracks and JPEG images and coordinate the two, automatically changing images with each MP3 track played in slideshow presentations. The unit's program, random, and repeat play modes operate with the files and folders on MP3 and WMA discs, as well as with DVDs and CDs.

The DVD31's key picture-search and convenience functions include frame-by-frame advance, smooth fast-scanning at x2, x4, x16, and x100 speeds, fine slow motion at x1/2, x1/4, x1/16, and x1/100 speeds, three picture-zoom settings with panning capability, parental lock, and many additional features.

The player includes progressive-scan and standard-scan component video outputs, which can output simultaneously with the S-video and composite video jacks. It also provides both coaxial and optical digital output, multichannel analog output, and stereo analog audio outputs. It comes with a full-featured, backlit, ergonomically designed remote control.

What's in the Box
DVD31 DVD player, instruction manual, remote control. ... Read more

Features

  • Plays DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, VCD, CD, CD-R/RW,WMA, MP3, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-DA, CD-ROM multisession, 96 kHz/24-bit audio, and JPEGs on disc
  • Progressive-scan processing, 3:2 pulldown, 60-frame playback
  • Video outs: progressive-scan and standard-scan-rate component video, S-video, composite (usable simultaneously); audio outs: coaxial and optical digital, multichannel analog, stereo analog
  • Bass management, Dolby Digital, DTS passthrough, analog/digital outputs, multichannel support, 192 kHz/24-bit D/A converter
  • Measures 17.31 x 2 x 12 inches (W x H x D)

9. Harman Kardon AVR 435 7.1-Channel Audio/Video Surround Receiver
list price: $999.99
our price: $899.99
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Asin: B00065HLY2
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Harman Kardon
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Amazon.com Product Description

Greatness doesn't have to cost a mint. Harman Kardon's AVR 435 7.1-channel audio/video surround receiver packs the company's latest features and technologies while offering near universal surround-format compatibility. Internally, the receiver is engineered for amazing sonic performance, featuring a discrete-output amplifier pumping 7 channels of high-current (+/-40 amps), ultrawide-bandwidth amplification--7 x 65 watts into 8 ohms, 20 to 20,000 Hz with less than 0.07 percent THD--in addition to state-of-the-art 192 kHz/24-bit audio digital-to-analog converters and a high-power Texas Instruments 32-bit DSP processor.

The AVR 435's wealth of cutting-edge technologies also includes quadruple-crossover bass management, automatic digital input polling, bidirectional RS-232 connectivity with software and firmware upgradeability, and A/V Sync Delay.

Surround-sound features include Dolby Virtual Speaker, Dolby Headphone processing, and Dolby Pro Logic IIx processing (which provides an expansive, full-range 7.1-channel program from any stereo or 5.1-channel source). The receiver handles all other popular formats, including Dolby Digital EX and Dolby Digital 5.1, all standard DTS modes (including 6.1 DTS-ES Discrete, DTS-ES Matrix, DTS Neo:6, Cinema 6.1/5.1, and Music 6.1/5.1) and even the latest DTS 96/24 high-resolution audio technology.

You also get Harman's proprietary Logic 7 audio for enhanced multichannel reproduction from both matrix-encoded and 2-channel recordings. The latest implementation of Logic 7 provides improved post-processing for the rear surround channels.

The receiver's many audio and video connections include 3 wide-bandwidth, HDTV-compatible component-video inputs (2 of which are assignable). The AVR 435 also features multiroom/multisource operation with independent, simultaneous playback of 2 program sources, assignable back surround amplifier channels, A-BUS connectivity, and includes a Zone II remote. The A-BUS Ready system simplifies multiroom connectivity without external amplifiers. It uses a standard Cat5/Ethernet cable to connect the receiver's rear panel in one room to a Harman Kardon AB 1 A-BUS-compatible amplifier/control module in a separate room.

Along with its extensive video connectivity, the receiver offers a array of digital and analog audio connections, including multiple coaxial and optical digital audio inputs and outputs. It sports both analog and digital front-panel inputs, 6-/8-channel direct audio inputs, and 7.1-channel preamp outputs to accommodate a DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, SACD, or universal player.

The AVR 435 is also among the first receivers to include EzSet/EQ, which provides automated system calibration and room equalization to greatly simplify installation while improving system performance by tailoring the output of the receiver to your speakers, compensating for the effects of room acoustics.

The receiver's quadruple-crossover bass-management system lets you choose from 6 different crossover frequencies for the front L/R, center, surround L/R, and surround back L/R speakers. Most receivers and DVD players have far more limited crossover filtering or none at all. Moreover, you can set different speaker-size configurations for different AVR 435 input sources according to your needs.

You get a high-quality FM/AM tuner with 30 station presets and a Listener Preference System that lets you specify a surround mode according to the program source. You can also set speaker-channel levels for each program source and DSP format (for example, the subwoofer level can be set differently for multichannel movie viewing and 2-channel CD music listening).

What's in the Box
Receiver, 2 remote controls, remote batteries, an EzSet/EQ microphone, FM wire/AM loop antennas, warranty information, and a user's manual. ... Read more

Features

  • 7 x 65 high-current watts per channel (with less than 0.07 percent THD); 2 x 80 watts in stereo; +/-40 amps high-current capability
  • Multichannel DVD-Audio- and SACD-ready, front-panel A/V input with selectable digital-audio input/output
  • High-bandwidth (50 MHz) component-video switching, audio and video multizone control
  • Handles Dolby Digital EX, Pro Logic II, all DTS modes (including 6.1 DTS-ES Discrete, DTS-ES Matrix, DTS Neo:6, and DTS 96/24)
  • Measures 17.3 x 6.3 x 15 inches (W x H x D)

10. HARMAN KARDON DPR2005 Home Theater Receiver

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Asin: B00027EQLU
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Harman Kardon
Sales Rank: 31166
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Features

  • Dolby Digital EX and Dolby Pro Logic IIx Decoding (Movies, Music and Pro Logic Modes)
  • 120 Watts x 7 Channels Power Output
  • 2 Assignable HDTV-Compatible Component Video Inputs
  • 6 Digital Audio Inputs (2 Coax/2 Optical on Rear Panel, 1 Coax, 1 Optical on Front)
  • 6/8-Channel Direct Audio Inputs with Bass Management, 7.1-Channel Preamp Outputs

11. HARMAN KARDON HK3380 Component Stereo Receiver

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Asin: B0001LXQEU
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Harman Kardon
Sales Rank: 4142
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Features

  • 80 Watts per channel, 20Hz ? 20kHz @ <0.07% THD, both channels driven into 8 ohms
  • 100 Watts per channel, 20Hz ? 20kHz @ <0.2% THD, both channels driven into 4 ohms
  • Frequency-Response at 1W -10 Hz ? 110,000Hz
  • 4 video inputs, including one on the front panel
  • 30-preset AM/FM digitally-tuned radio tuner

12. Harman Kardon HTFS2 Speaker Floor Stands for HKTS 14 and HKTS 7
list price: $99.99
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Asin: B0000D8HSC
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Harman Kardon
Sales Rank: 15549
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Features

  • Wire management
  • Elegant Aluminum styling
  • Some assembly requied

13. Harman Kardon AVR 135 6.1-Channel Audio/Video Surround Receiver
list price: $449.99
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Asin: B00065HLX8
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Harman Kardon
Sales Rank: 7940
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Amazon.com Product Description

Harman Kardon's affordable AVR 135 6.1 audio/video surround receiver decodes an array of 5.1- and 6.1-channel surround formats, bringing you great sound from many sources. The AVR 135 features a discrete-output amplifier that pumps 6 channels of high-current (+/-25 amps), ultrawide-bandwidth power: 6 x 40 watts into 8 ohms, 20 to 20,000 Hz with less than 0.07 percent THD. The receiver uses state-of-the-art 192 kHz/24-bit audio digital-to-analog converters and a high-power Cirrus 32-bit DSP processor for clear, dynamic presentations from music and movies.

Surround-sound features include traditional Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Digital 5.1, and DTS surround, including 6.1 DTS-ES Discrete, DTS-ES Matrix, and DTS Neo:6 (Cinema 6.1/5.1 and Music 6.1/5.1). You also get Harman's proprietary Logic 7 audio for enhanced multichannel reproduction from both matrix-encoded and 2-channel recordings.

As part of its broad video hookup options, the receiver offers wide-bandwidth, HDTV-compatible component-video inputs, and an array of digital and analog audio connections, including multiple coaxial and optical digital audio inputs and outputs. It sports both analog and digital front-panel inputs, and 6-channel direct audio inputs to accommodate a DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, SACD, or universal player.

The AVR 135's cutting-edge technologies also include triple-crossover bass management and automatic digital input polling. Digital input polling is a Harman Kardon feature that detects whether the selected audio source is digital or analog in nature, and it automatically configures the receiver to provide the required audio output. This means you won't have to manually switch the receiver's input from digital to analog when changing from, say, an SACD-capable DVD player's coaxial digital output (for Dolby/DTS) and its multichannel analog outputs (to appreciate the SACD audio). You can switch the feature off when desired.

Triple-crossover bass-management system lets you choose from multiple crossover frequencies for the front L/R, center, surround L/R, and surround back L/R speakers. Most receivers and DVD players have far more limited crossover filtering or none at all. Moreover, you can set different speaker-size configurations for different AVR 135 input sources according to your needs.

You get a high-quality FM/AM tuner with 30 station presets and a Listener Preference System that lets you specify a surround mode according to the program source. You can also set speaker-channel levels for each program source and DSP format (for example, the subwoofer level can be set differently for multichannel movie viewing and 2-channel CD music listening).

What's in the Box
Receiver, a remote control, remote batteries, FM wire/AM loop antennas, warranty information, and a user's manual. ... Read more

Features

  • 6 x 40 high-current watts per channel (with less than 0.07 percent THD); 2 x 50 watts in stereo; +/-25 amps high-current capability
  • Multichannel DVD-Audio- and SACD-ready, front-panel A/V input with selectable digital-audio input/output
  • Handles Dolby Digital 5.1, most DTS modes (including 6.1 DTS-ES Discrete, DTS-ES Matrix, and DTS Neo:6)
  • Triple-crossover bass management lets you optimize each input for your speakers
  • Measures 17.3 x 6.3 x 15 inches (W x H x D)

14. Harman Kardon DVD 22 Progressive-Scan DVD Player
list price: $249.99
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Asin: B0000D8HRK
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Harman Kardon
Sales Rank: 14627
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Amazon.com Product Description

Harman Kardon's high-performance DVD 22 makes it easier than ever to enjoy your favorite movies, music, and digital photos from the comfort of your living room. In addition to compatibility with DVD-Video, the DVD 22 can play MP3 and WMA CDs, DVD-R/-RWs, DVD+R/-RWs, and multisession CD-ROMs, as well as recordable CDs filled with JPEG image files. Its enhanced versatility extends to the its program play, random play, and repeat play modes, which function with all discs, including MP3/WMA CDs. Additionally, the DVD 22 includes a host of picture-search and convenience functions.

The DVD 22's Harman-exclusive navigational interface provides ready access to favorite DVD titles and chapters, CD tracks, and WMA and MP3 files and folders via an intuitive onscreen menu. The player can also simultaneously play MP3 tracks and JPEG images, automatically changing images with each MP3 track played in slideshow presentations.

The DVD 22 achieves a remarkable new level of progressive-scan video playback quality when used with a high-definition or HD-ready television or display, thanks to digital pixel-by-pixel processing. This processing upconverts images to progressive-scan one pixel at a time, rather than one line at a time, as conventional DVD players do. The pixel-by-pixel reconstruction is accomplished by an integrated digital signal processor that provides smoother, more realistic images with exceptional detail and contrast relative to standard progressive-scan performance.

The DVD 22 also performs 3:2 pulldown. DVD mastering introduces a common distortion when adjusting 24-frames-per-second movies to 30 fps video; 3:2 pulldown digitally corrects this distortion, removing the redundant information to display a film-frame-accurate picture. Three picture-zoom settings with panning capability and parental locks round out the video features.

Audiophile-grade 24-bit/192 kHz audio digital-to-analog converters ensure the highest possible fidelity and resolution, and the player uses premium-quality internal components in the audio signal path.

The player includes both progressive-scan and interlaced component-video outputs, available simultaneously with S-video and composite-video playback. Audio outputs include coaxial and optical digital and stereo analog, plus a headphone jack with a dedicated level control for private listening. The player comes with a backlit, ergonomically designed remote control.

Ultraslim, with a gloss-black upper panel, silver lower panel, blue dot-matrix display, and a minimum of visible controls, the DVD 22 cuts a striking picture. Its low height lets you place it virtually anywhere, including on the thin glass shelves used in many contemporary equipment racks and TV stands, or atop a receiver, where cabinet space may be limited. The player's styling matches Harman Kardon's receivers, speakers, and other AV components.

What's in the Box
DVD player, remote control, remote batteries, user's manual, stereo analog audio interconnect/composite-video cable. ... Read more

Features

  • Stylish, ultraslim DVD player with pixel-by-pixel video processing for extraordinary image quality
  • Progressive-scan DVD player output offers seamless, flicker-free images on high-definition and HD-ready TVs
  • Plays DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, MP3 and WMA CD, and JPEG image CD
  • DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1-channel surround output for immersive sound when used with a compatible AV receiver and speaker system
  • Harman-exclusive onscreen menu provides intuitive access to favorite DVD titles and chapters, CD tracks, and WMA and MP3 files and folders

15. Harman Kardon CP 25 7.1-Channel Complete Home Theater System
list price: $1,399.99
our price: $1,199.99
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Asin: B00065HLU6
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Harman Kardon
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Amazon.com Product Description

Harman Kardon's CP 25 features a suite of individual, style-matched components to turn your living room into a state-of-the-art home theater: the AVR 235 7.1-channel audio/video receiver, the DVD 22 progressive-scan DVD player, the HKTS 7 home-cinema speaker system, and 2 HKS 3 satellite speakers. The system's unified system remote operates the receiver and DVD player and can be programmed to operate devices such as video displays or DTV set-top boxes.

The AVR 235 features a discrete-output amplifier pumping 7 channels of high-current (+/-35 amps), ultrawide-bandwidth amplification--7 x 50 watts into 8 ohms, 20 to 20,000 Hz with less than 0.07 percent THD--in addition to state-of-the-art 192 kHz/24-bit audio digital-to-analog converters and a high-power Cirrus 32-bit DSP processor. The receiver offers a high-quality FM/AM tuner with 30 station presets.

The DVD 22 uses HK's most-advanced digital video and audio technologies, including innovative pixel-by-pixel video processing (which provides amazingly realistic image quality) and high-res 24-bit/192 kHz audio digital-to-analog conversion. Pixel-by-pixel reconstruction is accomplished by an integrated digital signal processor that provides vastly superior picture quality compared to line-by-line progressive-scan methods, yielding smoother, more realistic images with exceptional detail and contrast.

Progressive scanning, referred to as 480p for the number of horizontal lines that compose the video image, creates a picture using twice the scan lines of a conventional DVD picture, giving you higher resolution and sharper images while eliminating nearly all motion artifacts.

The DVD 22 plays Windows Media Audio (WMA), VCD, CD, CD-R/RW, WMA, MP3, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-DA, CD-ROM multisession, and 96 kHz/24-bit audio discs, and it's also compatible with JPEG still-image files stored on compact discs. The player can also simultaneously play MP3 tracks and JPEG images and coordinate the two, automatically changing images with each MP3 track played in slideshow presentations. The unit's program, random, and repeat play modes operate with the files and folders on MP3 and WMA discs, as well as with DVDs and CDs.

The HKTS 7 six-piece speaker system includes a 10-inch, 100-watt, bass-reflex powered subwoofer; 4 identical, 2-way satellite speakers for use in the left and right front and rear speaker positions; a voice-matched, dedicated, dual-driver center speaker; shelf stands and wall-mount brackets for the 4 satellites; and all of the speaker cables you need to connect your speakers to the AVR 235. The speaker cables and speakers all use a color-coding system to conform to the CEA standard.

Matching, all-metal floor stands (model HTFS 2) are available separately. The system's satellites employ high-output, premium-quality drivers; the tweeters in the satellites and center speaker use an elliptical waveguide that' specially shaped to control directivity and supply sound to a wide listening area. The subwoofer offers a complement of controls, inputs, and outputs to provide optimum sound quality in any room.

What's in the Box
The AVR 235 audio/video receiver, the DVD 22 progressive-scan DVD-Video player, the HKTS 7 home cinema speaker system, 2 HKS 3 satellite speakers, a unified system remote control, all requisite speaker cable and A/V interconnects, user's manuals, and warranty/registration information. ... Read more

Features

  • Complete home theater system built around the AVR 235 7.1-channel audio/video receiver and DVD 22 DVD player
  • Includes the HKTS 7 home-cinema speaker system with 100-watt powered subwoofer and 2 HKS 3 satellite speakers
  • Plays DVD-Video, VCD, CD, CD-R/RW, WMA CD, MP3 CD, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW
  • Pixel-by-pixel video processing provides amazingly realistic DVD image quality
  • Unified system remote can be programmed to operate devices such as video displays and DTV set-top boxes

16. "6.1 Spkr W/ 10"""" Pwrd Sub"
list price: $399.90
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Asin: B00067EISW
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: HARMAN/KARDON
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Product Description

Enjoy big movie sound from a remarkably compact matched system. The HKTS8 includes a 10-inch subwoofer with built-in 100-watt amplifier, five compact speakers with 3-inch midrange and 1/2-inch transducers, and a voice-matched, dual-midrange center channel speaker with a 3/4-inch-dome tweeter. ... Read more


17. Harman Kardon CDR 2CD Player/Recorder
list price: $799.00
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Asin: B0000300GE
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Harman Kardon
Sales Rank: 25843
Average Customer Review: 4.63 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

With the CDR 2, Harman Kardon has brought to the home audio market what users of computer CD writers have been enjoying for quite some time: 4x write capability. That is, with the CDR 2 you can burn an hour-long disc in 15 minutes. Further, the CDR 2 offers dual decks capable of simultaneous playback (for listening to different sources in different rooms), CD-RW (rewriteable CD) compatibility in both decks, a front-panel digital input for use with portable devices, and outstanding sound quality from high-resolution AKM 96-kHz, 24-bit digital-to-analog and analog-to-digital converters.

There are two record modes here: digital and analog. Digital recording, which lets you make near-perfect copies of discs or parts of discs, is a snap, and the CDR 2 gives you several ways to do it. The simplest method is internal dubbing, which can happen at normal speed, double speed, or quadruple speed. (Multispeed recording won't work if you're copying from a copy or if you're using an external source.) Alternately, you can feed your CDR 2 from an external device through either an optical digital input or a coaxial digital input.

The CDR 2 offers two coaxial inputs: one on the back panel and one on the front to facilitate hookups with portable devices such as minidisc or portable CD players. Using an external source and a feature called CD Sync, you can tell the CDR 2 to record the entire disc or merely a single track, simplifying the process of making compilation discs.

Analog recording on the CDR 2 are also a cinch, and we're pleased to report that the quality of the analog recordings--even from converted digital sources--is very high. In fact, some poorly recorded music sounded warmer and less harsh when recorded through the analog rather than the digital inputs.

The trickiest aspect of analog recording comes when you attempt to make a digital copy of a copy. The serial-copy management (antipiracy) system prevents you from making another digital copy from a copied disc. But the CDR 2 lets you make a copy anyway, through a process of digital-to-analog and subsequent analog-to-digital conversion. Even through this method, however, the new disc is nearly indistinguishable from its source, and the CDR 2 does a good (though not perfect) job of automatically assigning IDs to each track and a wonderful job of estimating the proper record level.

We think that Harman Kardon takes a conservative and healthy approach to digital level setting from analog sources. With cassette recording, you can hit the tape pretty hard without having the distortion get in the way of the music. Not so with digital recording. With digital, if you go over 0 dBfs, you get crackle--not merely a slight reduction of the dynamic range.

Nevertheless, the inclination to maximize the resolution--that is, to record as loudly as possible--is strong. But, Harman doesn't show you the 0 dBfs peak-level point and challenge you to bring your analog sources as close to this point as you can without going over. Instead, the company has made the top four lights of the CDR 2's meter red and suggests that the audio signal flicker into the red without lingering there. If you adhere to this suggestion, you'll get clear, clean, distortion-free digital recording from analog sources.

Unfortunately, the level meters flash outward, 180 degrees from each other, rather than parallel to each other, making it tricky to discern how close in value the left- and right-channel signals are. One last drawback is that the recorder's fader lacks sufficient turning radius to allow a smooth fade-out.

Stellar onboard features include internal sample-rate conversion for use with sources such as DAT (digital audio tape) and DSS (digital satellite system), which have sampling rates ranging from 32 to 96 kHz, as well as consecutive playback from the two decks.

Harman has endowed the CDR 2 with separate outputs, labeled "CDP" for the playback deck and "CDR" for the record deck. By routing these outputs to separate amplifiers, you can listen to each independently to heardifferent source material in different rooms. When the decks are not in Dual mode, however, you can hear either output through either output. That is, the record deck plays through the playback outputs and vice-versa. For consecutive playback, load a disc into each deck, hit play on one of them, and when one disc concludes the other will automatically engage.

Obviously, this is no slouch of a recorder. The build quality on the chassis and transport trays is not as sturdy as one might expect from Harman Kardon, but the unit is by no means flimsy. In fact, that the CDR 2 offers everything it does at such a reasonable price is nothing short of amazing.--Michael Mikesell

Pros:

  • Tons of features
  • Great sound from playback and recording
  • High-speed recording convenience
  • Internal level-setting of analog disc-to-disc dubs
  • Great sounding headphone jack

Cons:

  • Left- and right-channel level meters extend in different directions
  • No "over" light for analog recordings
  • Recording fader fades too quickly at low levels
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Features

  • Dual-deck, CD-R and CD-RW compatible player/recorder
  • 4x dub speed
  • 96 kHz, 24-bit AKM digital-to-audio converters
  • Front-panel digital input for use with portable devices
  • Internal sample-rate conversion for input signals from 32 to 96 kHz

Reviews (19)

4-0 out of 5 stars Harmon Kardon CDR2
The innovative CDR 2 is the world's first dual-deck, CD-R/RW audio recorder to feature 4x dub speed. No matter the source - a 4x dub on the CDR 2's decks, external digital or analog - the CDR 2 brings your library of tapes and vinyl into the digital age! There is even a front-panel digital connection for use with portable digital products. Adept at playback as well as recording, the CDR 2 can function as a two-disc changer or play two discs simultaneously, all with 96/24 capability and audiophile-grade AKM DACs. The CDR 2 is the preferred way to bring the recording side of a home-entertainment system into the digital era. This is strictly a home theatre piece, and a darn good one at that...But, if any of you are considering this unit for a professional surrounding (studio recording, live sound, or high volume duplucation), you may not find it to be the right piece...In this case, check out either the Tascam or the Marantz units at the same general price...these pieces will hold up more to daily use...I am a recording professional and cannot take a chance on a semi-pro piece of gear...

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Purchase for Stereo Buffs!
The Harman Kardon CDR-2 is an excellent added compliment to any stereo! The details and instructions are easy reading and setting up this unit is very easy. All your old albums collecting dust can now be converted over to CD. If you're converting an old album and the signal quality isn't that strong, you can record the album to tape and increase the levels thus, increasing the signal and then record it to CD. I rate this product a total of 5 stars. The only draw back is the 3 second wait time. Other than that, it's a remarkable product. You can use either the remote or the front panel to record your music. Someone had wrote that you needed the remote to record and if lost, you would be unable to do any recording. This is wrong! I did it with both remote and manually with my hands. The playback was excellent and a CD is included for practicing. Just don't finalize the CD until you've used all the time allowed to record. Once it's finalized, that's it. Enjoy this remarkable product, you can't go wrong.

4-0 out of 5 stars It's All About The Sound
After two years -- it's still all about the sound for me.

Problems that I can and do deal with for the sake of the sound, I guess are typical:

1) Poor manual.
2) Too many features tied to the remote control (don't ever lose it or be without batteries), e.g., "Random" play.
3) Is it my imagination or are the CD drawers getting more and more flimsy on all players/recorders?

Could go on nitpicking about features but what piece of audio equipment ever got all the features, ergonomics, instructions, etc., right and delivered great sound?

Again, the CDR 2's sound is superior. Hope the latest incarnation (CDR-20 ??) matches up.

5-0 out of 5 stars WOW! Harman kardon CDR2 is quality pure and simple
I recently purchased the CDR2 and for the price,I have not found anything that I reviewed and researched that comes close to its quality. It took me 10 minutes to go through the manual and record from analog/digital sources. The sound quality outcome is crisp and of excellent quality. I use it to mix dance music records for broadcasting and I am extremely impressed with its sound quality. This unit is a gem. Cheers!

5-0 out of 5 stars Extremely Versatile
There's no need to reiterate the praises of this fine machine. Everyone agrees it sounds superb and you can burn music onto a CD just about any way that you could possibly want. Sometimes, to get it just the way you want it, takes a little bit of extra time and effort. I wanted to combine my favorite songs by an artist from several CD's onto one CD. My major difficulty was that the audio levels on the various CD's were different. I especially noticed this if the artist recorded for different labels during his or her career. If I did a straight dub of the tracks, I had to keep adjusting the volume level on the playback equipment, in this case my car stereo, when I played my finalized CD. To get around this, I had to record each track as an analog source from my multi-tray CD player. I had to press the record button which put the recorder in a pause mode, adjust the input level as I watched the input lights (making sure that I had gotten to the loudest sections of the song), go back to the beginning of the song, and then press the select button to start my recording. Naturally, I had to advance the track numbering manually. I tried the automatic numbering and sometimes I ended up with either two songs on one recorded track number or the machine shut off recording because it was taking too long for the next song to begin playing. Anyway, doing everything manually worked, it just took longer to complete recording my CD. When I did manage to complete it, it was marvelous. Finally, I have all my favorite songs by an artist together on one CD and I don't have to keep skipping over songs I don't like while I am driving and listening to music. Thanks Harman Kardon for a wonderful machine. If only CD manufacturers made every CD at some standard audio level, my job would have been easier. I wonder if other people experienced the same difficulties. ... Read more


18. HARMAN KARDON DPR1005 7.1 Channel Home Theater Receiver

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Asin: B00066EJQ4
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Harman Kardon
Sales Rank: 4237
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Features

  • Dolby Digital EX and Dolby Pro Logic IIx Decoding (Movies, Music and Pro Logic Modes)
  • 70 Watts x 7 Channels Power Output
  • 2 Assignable HDTV-Compatible Component Video Inputs
  • 6 Digital Audio Inputs (2 Coax/2 Optical on Rear Panel, 1 Coax, 1 Optical on Front)
  • 6/8-Channel Direct Audio Inputs with Bass Management, 7.1-Channel Preamp Outputs

19. Harman Kardon FL8385 5-Disc CD Changer
list price: $299.00
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Asin: B0000CO2UT
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Harman Kardon
Sales Rank: 3475
Average Customer Review: 1.67 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

This five-disc CD changer from Harman Kardon keeps the music flowing throughout the day or evening, providing an uninterrupted soundtrack while you work, entertain, or just hang out on the sofa. The FL8385 offers a number of advanced programming features, including options to create playlists of selected tracks, play discs in random order, or scan tracks to find your favorite selections. The device also features High-Definition Compatible Digital (HDCD) decoding; HDCD discs offer a detail and fidelity far beyond that of standard CDs.

The FL8385 plays CD, CD-R, and CD-RW discs, any of which can be switched out while another disc is playing. The unit also offers discrete on/off power buttons on the remote control to ensure compatibility with custom home systems. The changer connects to your digital receiver or digital-to-analog converter via the coaxial digital output, ensuring clean, consistent sound. The unit includes a headphone jack with a separate level control and a remote, and carries a two-year warranty on parts and labor.

What's in the Box
5-disc CD changer, remote control, and user's manual. ... Read more

Features

  • 5-disc CD changer with HDCD decoding
  • Compatible with CD, CD-R, and CD-RW formats
  • Play exchange lets user change 4 discs while 1 is playing
  • Functions include program play, random play, and intro scan
  • Headphone jack with separate level control

Reviews (3)

1-0 out of 5 stars Great sound - when it feels like working!
This unit has great, clear sound, especially with HDCD discs. But it will often choose not to play them, and absolutely will NOT play CDr's. Also, I found I had to leave the power on at all times, or else it would have to "warm up" for twenty minutes or so to play the CDs it did happen to like without skipping. I got sucked in by the name. After suffering through 3 different crappy Sony Cd changers one would think I would have learned that lesson.

A friend just gave me a free, dusty, abused CD jukebox changer, and while the sound quality is not as clear, at least it works! It hasn't missed a track yet, even with the home-made CDr's. Off to the trash with the Harman Kardon!

1-0 out of 5 stars What a terrible disappointment!!!
I've just got this player last friday. I must say that I was quite happy with the way it sounds but, after just five days of very light use (I hardly played more than 15 CDs since friday) it's already refusing to work properly! It just wont play discs that my 15 year old Sony CD-player had no trouble playing!

I read some alarming reviews about the former version of this model but I was confident that the mechanical bugs described in those reviews had been fixed on this newer version! Apparently I was wrong!!!

Last night I wrote a review about the wonders of the Harman Kardon receiver (HK-3480) that I bought along this CD-player. I guess that Harman Kardon still has a lot of homework to do with their CD-players!

I'll ask for my money back and will start looking again for a decent CD-player!!!

3-0 out of 5 stars audio great; changer grinds
the audio quality of the HK is wonderful, and it does have nifty programming features.
But--the carousel grinds very loudly. louder than the music, and loud enough to hear from 2 rooms away. opening the tray is also very loud, and sounds like an old chevy motor. This is why it isn't a 5 star. i expected much better. ... Read more


20. Harman Kardon DPR 1001 Digital Receiver
list price: $1,499.99
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Asin: B00008EDC9
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Harman Kardon
Sales Rank: 12277
Average Customer Review: 4.57 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The 7.1-channel DPR 1001 digital path receiver features a full digital-signal path from input to output, combining high-power output, convenience, and leading-edge performance with a sleek, high-tech appearance. Winner of a CEA Innovations 2003 Design and Engineering Award, the 7.1-channel DPR 1001 delivers 50 watts into each of its seven main channels. It's also compatible with all popular 7.1, 6.1, and 5.1-channel surround decoding formats, as well as with all high-resolution video and audio formats and display devices, thanks to its wide-bandwidth HDTV- and DTV-compatible component-video switching, multichannel analog-audio inputs, and detailed bass management.

The DPR 1001's versatile setup and configuration options include independent multiroom-multisource operation and a comprehensive array of rear-panel and front-panel digital and analog video and audio connections. The receiver comes with Harman Kardon's programmed LCD remote control with EzSet functionality, plus a Zone II remote for control of a second-room audio system. The receiver uses Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) digital amplifier technology--which keeps digital-audio signals in the digital domain from input to the last stage of output--to achieve significant advantages in performance and physical design.

Harman Kardon's Triple-Crossover Bass Manager is among the most advanced bass-management systems available in any audio-video receiver or DVD player. This system lets you select from three bass-crossover frequencies for the front, center, and surround speakers to perfectly tailor the audio output fed to each set of speakers for optimal frequency response and performance. This compensates for the absence of bass management on many high-resolution optical players (like DVD-Audio or multichannel SACD players), making it easy to enjoy maximal sonic benefits from high-resolution formats. Advanced 24-bit, 192 kHz D/A converters ensure the highest possible resolution, fidelity, and dynamic range. Two proprietary Harman audio technologies, Logic 7 7.1/5.1 and VMAx, deliver heightened sonic realism from surround sound and stereo audio source material. When the unit's connected to a computer or sound card with a compatible coaxial digital-audio output, you can play back MP3-encoded CDs or Internet-delivered streaming media.

The unit's audio-video connections includes composite video, S-Video, and wide-bandwidth component video switching, plus a wide-bandwidth component-video output, which passes the full bandwidth of HDTV signals. Digital and analog front-panel jacks accommodate program sources such as game consoles, VCRs, camcorders, digital still cameras, and portable audio-video products. Exclusive to Harman Kardon products, the front-panel coaxial digital audio and analog audio-video jacks may be switched to function as record outputs for easy connection to portable recording devices. ... Read more

Features

  • 50 watts per channel x 7 (into 8 ohms, 20 to 20 kHz, with less than 0.15 percent THD); high-bandwidth HDTV video switching
  • Decodes Dolby Digital 5.1 and EX 6.1 (with additional rear-surround channels), Dolby Pro Logic II (for 5.1-channel surround from 2-channel stereo)
  • Also offers 6.1-channel DTS-ES Discrete, DTS-ES Matrix, DTS Neo:6; FM/AM tuner with station preset tuning
  • Versatile remote with EzSet automatic speaker-level calibration offers built-in sound-pressure-level measuring
  • Triple-Crossover Bass Manager is among the most advanced bass-management systems available

Reviews (7)

5-0 out of 5 stars Worth the Wait!!
Well, call me spoiled or call me cheap, but I waited a long time to begin to upgrade my A/V systems. I knew I needed something that would be my "server", and the Harman Kardon DPR 1001 is a great choice. I could've spent more, but why? This baby gives me everything I need to upgrade my listening and viewing pleasures. The receiver was easy to hook up to my existing television, speakers, and CD/DVD, and the types of connections you can make are only limited by what your other peripherals have. Digital co-ax, fiber optic, you name it, the HK 1001 has it. I've even figured out the remote control, which for me is like discovering anti-gravity. This piece offers value and excellent performance. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to put their home A/V system at a new level.

5-0 out of 5 stars An EXCELLENT receiver and value!!
I just purchased this receiver less than a week ago and I am amazed at the value and apparent quality of the piece, especially considering the currently discounted price. The sound is clean, and answering to perhaps one of my biggest concerns, 50 digital watts per channel is more than adequate for a basic home theatre/stereo system. It blows my 80 watt, 2-channel analog (piece of junk) JVC amp out of the water! I am so happy I bought this receiver!

As other reviewers have noted, the sound is clean, perhaps "too clean" for some audiophiles, however I play reggae, trance, and rock music, loud, and it sounds great! There is adequate bass, and I suspect the addition of a powered subwoofer will take it over the top - that is next on my list.

I suspect that some users who wrote reviews did not have the desire or patience to work through the somewhat laborious set-up required to optimize the sound. While the setup requires a somewhat sizeable time commitment, once you finish it is unlikely that you will ever have to deal with it again, at least until you make a change to your system. It is worth it because an accurate setup results in the cleanest sound I have ever heard, no matter what the source (DVD, CD, PC, TV/Cable, Laptop, Tape, Tuner, etc...I have all 7 of these sources hooked up). 6 of the inputs have connections on the back, while the seventh is made through the jacks on the front of the machine.

I think the biggest asset this receiver brings to the table, besides the crystal-clear sound, is the fact that each of the digital inputs can be mapped and assigned to any number of the seven available sources. There are more than enough digital inputs (3 coax, 3 optical) and outputs (1 dedicated coax, one dedicated optical), owing in part to the fact that one set of input jacks can be reversed from their default setting to become outputs - leaving you with two digital ins, and two digital outs (both coax and optical).

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT, esp. for $500, there is no better value anywhere! And in the words of another reviewer, "This is the best purchase I have ever maid!!!" I recommend that reviewer purchase spell check next!

5-0 out of 5 stars The best receiver with a little power
This system has been one of the best buys i ever maid. While some might shy away from this recever becaues of the little power out put, but if you put good speakers with it, you will have a spectacular suround sound experiunce.

5-0 out of 5 stars WOW! Value and Features and Performance
I am VERY pleased with my purchase. The current discounted price, plus the features and performace really adds up to a satisifed customer. The reviews are all accurate:
Input/Output options are great
On Screen Display is good
Sound is great, although it does lack a litte in the oomph.
Remote is difficult and poorly laid out. Does not work with DishNetwork PVR, without "learning".
My old (year 2001) SONY receiver was horrible. I never knew that the rear speakers actually did something untill I got this Harman Kardon DPR 1001

4-0 out of 5 stars Nice amp
I finally had to retire my Kenwood 2080. I liked the idea of an all digtal path. This Amp seemed to be the perfect fit.
With my old amp you wire the inputs, wire the speakers, set the surround volumes and you're done.
In this Harmon Kardon I was faced with a starship enterprise type remote that comes onscreen, but is poorly designed. I've never hit so many wrong keys in my life. Up and down move the speaker selection (although not in a logical order). I think I was spoilt by the 2080 remote that only added icons I needed to the huge LCD display. I tried controlling my DVD with the remote but you have to be fast, it reverts back to AVR within a couple of seconds (I'm assuming there's another setting somewhere to increase the remote time).
I liked the fact I wired an input then associated it (very nice to have, e.g. COAXIAL 3 is linked to VIDEO 4)
Now for the outputs, wire the speakers, set the level and sit back and listen. Good in theory but I then switched between my 5.1 source on my satellite and my DVD - all the speakers were wrong again. It turned out that every input mode (5.1 , stereo, DTS, Dolby Pro logic) has its owned settings . I kept getting a deep sense of Deja Vu as I recycled through the various types in my various sources.
My Bose AM10s weren't sounding quite right so after back reading BOSE manuals I realised the cross over frequency was wrong. I changed it and things started to sound better. I also realised that I had accidentally set the bass on the L/R channels to go to the sub instead of LFE only. After another 10 or so more Deja Vu settings with the various inputs I was finally cooking.
There's a nice EZSET feature to get the speaker levels, there's also a manual set that will show you the Db level to balance (very nice).
This amp has a very nice sound on low volumes, I've had it all the way up and there's minimal distortion. On the levels we normally use for movies and music it's very pleasant to listen to. If you like rock concert volumes then you may find this amp runs out of steam. It's the lowest power amp I've owned in many years but is more than sufficient for me.

Overall I'm keeping it, after setting all the various levels on all my digital inputs I feel I owe it to myself. This thing took a while to setup but now remembers all the various combinations and is low maintenance. Anyone who thinks this has a great remote has never used a great remote (like the high end Kenwood amps have). ... Read more


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