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81. Harman Kardon AVR 125 Dolby Digital
82. Harman Kardon Festival 80MK2 Intelligent
83. Harman Kardon AVR 110 Audio/Video
84. Harman Kardon AVR65 Surround Receiver
85. Harman Kardon AVR120 Audio/Video
86. HARMAN KARDON HK3475 Component
87. Harman Kardon FL8350 5-CD Changer
88. Harman Kardon Festival 60 Mk II
89. Harman Kardon HKTS 5 Home Cinema
90. Harman Kardon P 2000 Power Amplifier
91. Harman Kardon AVR 7000 Dolby Digital/DTS
92. Harman Kardon 3370 Audio/Video
$399.99 list($449.00)
93. Harman Kardon HKTS 7 6-Piece Loudspeaker
94. Harman Kardon AVR35 Dolby Digital
95. Harman Kardon PA 4000 Multi-Room
96. JBL Sonnet M310J 2.1 Computer
97. Harman Kardon FSTS 1 Speaker Stands
98. Harman Kardon F80WM Festival 80
99. Harman Kardon TC-1000 Take Control
100. Harman Kardon TCSC Take Control

81. Harman Kardon AVR 125 Dolby Digital Receiver
list price: $399.99
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Asin: B000066R5S
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Harman Kardon
Sales Rank: 25126
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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  • High-current, ultrawide-bandwidth amplifier
  • Processes Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic II, Logic 7 and VMAx
  • Six digital inputs, two digital outputs
  • 192kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converters
  • Includes programmable remote control

Reviews (5)

4-0 out of 5 stars Good quality inexpensive receiver
The HK AVR 125 isn't a world class piece of stereo equipment. What it is is a very competent performer at its price level. It was Harman Kardon's entry level A/V receiver in their line from 2001-2003. I'd originally bought mine as a temporary fix, thinking I'd relegate it to a backroom or a family member after I upgraded.

There are two postive comments to be made about it. First it contains a fairly advanced DAC for it's class [DACs translate cd bits into music]. Not bad for an entry level product. Secondly it shares, along with most HK receivers the fact that it's amplifier is made of discrete electronics unlike the particle board assemblies that other products in its price class contain.

One big negative: The HK receiver line is ugly. Extremely ugly. Cheap looking with some exterior clear plastic molds that don't help, whoever designed the line's looks should go back to the drawing board.

All in all I'm satisfied with the HK AVR-125. It's not cutting edge but it's amp section is good enough that I'm not worried about upgrading until after I purchase a very good universal player.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent AV Receiver!
My first receiver was an Aiwa AV-D55 stereo receiver. It was pretty good but the volume knob stopped responding: If I turned it down at the unit it would go up. The only thing that works on it is a remote. So I bought the Harman Kardon AVR 125. I was immediately impressed with the clarity and while it didn't produce the same bass as my other unit it produced better sound. I could see where adding a subwoofer is a good idea at this point. The Aiwa was much cheaper. Only $$ compared to $$. But I've been very pleased with the features of this model. It does everything I need it to do and has every input/output connection I need. This unit also doesn't have sound fields like rock, jazz, or whatever. It's just a very nice to the point receiver. So far this is the best receiver I've ever owned. The Aiwa sounded muddy by comparison. It had a t-bass tri-level setting which is handy if you don't own a subwoofer. But I've never missed it. And I know that once I add the subwoofer this system is going to be even more amazing. I use JBL speakers and it's very crisp and clear.

1-0 out of 5 stars Be careful what you wish for
Like so many of us out there who have just bought a new projection HDTV, its time to upgrade the old stereo to an audio visual receiver. I had always heard H/K was good stuff, so I bought this H/K unit because of the controls configuration and the features. I am replacing a 21 year old Onkyo receiver that still works great but doesnt accomodate 5.1 etc. My Onkyo is 45 watts per channel (last of the analog dials made) and the H/K is aprx. the same rating. With tearful unceartantity and that new car smell anxiety I set aside my Onkyo and hooked up my new H/K. The display lit up and it looked better in my house than at the store (you know the feeling). When I turned up the volume I got no sound from the TV or DVD input so I swithed to am/fm and got some "fuzzy music". I only hooked up 2 speakers (JBL 3way 15" woof.) but I tried every mathematically possible wiring configuration that an electrical engineer could conceive and I could not get this unit to get louder than a FIFTH! of what my Onkyo would do ; and the clarity was not as good. So I took back the unit to the store and they hooked it up and what I heard at home was the same thing that we heard at the store. The store people said that the unit is working properly and I should be looking for a 110 amp+ per channel unit to match the performance of my old Onkyo.

I am not deaf and when my wife cannot carry on a normal conversation with me she turns down the volume, she never objected to the H/K untill it was at full blast. Simply put: this unit has no nads.

I have remedied the situation. The store cheerfully took the H/K back and I hooked my Onkyo back up. I ran Y-cables out of the back of my DVD and split the audio between my TV and my Onkyo. I ran my "TV out" leads to my Onkyos' other tape monitor in. I now have 4 floor standing 3-way speakers that sound better than anything at the audio store that is under $1000.00. And it is easy for my wife to use!

I am not H/K bashing here as it is a very beatiful unit. I think that the display is the most attractive on the market. There are a couple of good uses for the H/K thogh. It would be ideal for a powder room or a closet. Or; like they used to do with those beatiful color TV consoles that our grandparents had -- turn that beutiful display into a fishtank (saltwater would blend nicely with the orange letters). Hope this helped.

5-0 out of 5 stars Get familiar with HK, you will love it.
I sell audio equipment to mainly people who are just starting out with home theater, and I have to say, I am most impressed, and get the most positive feedback, with HK then with any other brand. For those of you doing research for your first surround sound system, you're definitely looking for two things.
1. Something that sounds great.
2. Something that's easy to use.
HK absolutely does both.
What makes HK sound great? First, don't be scared of the 45-watt power rating per channel. HK is rated by not just the center channel, but ALL the channels. This means rear channels that are dynamic and can hold their own, not blown away by the center/front channel. Second, HK gives you crisp clear sound at any pitch. Don't get me wrong, it's not going to make your Jensen's sound like a Bose system, but team it up with something like Bose, Infinity, JBL, and Polk to name a few and you will not be displeased. Throw in a THD at .07% that can hang with any other brand to boot. Third, is power on demand. Yeah, let's say you're watching a Bond chase scene and there's an explosion. Would you rather it sound like, "hmm I think something caught fire" or "OH GOD, GET UNDER THE DESK HUN, THE HOUSE IS GONNA COLLAPSE ON US"? The latter is closer to what you get with power on demand (ok so maybe I exaggerated).
Is HK easy to use? OK, if you're taking home your first receiver these days, they're ALL going to look intimidating. But with the HK, it is extremely easy to switch between surround modes and video sources both with the remote and on the unit. You can customize which inputs go with which digital sources. Lets face it, if you've never owned a receiver, you're going to have to educate yourself a little bit. But, HK's on screen menu makes these advanced settings as painless as possible. Also, if you opt for the 2,3, or 5 series, there's an EZ set button on your remote, that automatically adjusts the speakers to where you're sitting in the room.
In short, I believe about 95% of all receiver customers are HK customers. All there is to decide is if you're a 1,2,3 or 5 series customer. Maybe even check out the 2001 or 7200.

5-0 out of 5 stars Harman/Kardon AVR-125
Great Reciever, has great sound quality, Totally Digital Controls, i have considered JVC, Onkyo, and Technics, But this sounded the BEST out of the bunch, has Harman/Kardon's EXCLUSIVE LOGIC-7, makes it sound like you have 7 speakers. Very high qualiy, and well built, and great sound quality. ... Read more

82. Harman Kardon Festival 80MK2 Intelligent Component Home Theater System
list price: $2,199.00
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Asin: B00002NDU9
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Harman Kardon
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (1)

4-0 out of 5 stars Harmon/ of the best systems out there
After searching and searching for a stereo.... I finally found one. It's Harmon/Kardon and I would have to say it is one of the better systems out there. The sound is great and works beatifully...I dont know what it is that I would do with out this system! ... Read more

83. Harman Kardon AVR 110 Audio/Video Receiver
list price: $499.00
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Asin: B000051SDQ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Harman Kardon
Sales Rank: 41981
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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  • Dolby Digital, DTS, and MP3 decoding
  • Ultrawide-bandwidth amplifier
  • 30 station presets
  • S-video switching
  • EzSet remote balances speakers

Reviews (6)

5-0 out of 5 stars Best receiver out there for the money!
I researched mid priced A/V receivers for a while, and after I ruled out Sony, Yamaha, Kenwood, Aiwa, and all the other companies that rely on customers assuming that bigger numbers mean better product (now lets see, how exactly does sony sell a 100w x 5 receiver for $200 again? I've seen charts where it drops much lower as the volume goes up), that left H/K and Denon standing.

I really didn't want to spend too much on my receiver and this receiver was right at the max. Denons have very good reputations, but A: They look cluttered with all the buttons on the front, and B: I found their interface somewhat confusing.

This unit on the other hand, is VERY simple. I skimmed the manual, which is not the best I've seen, but as I said, this receiver is not brain surgery. The front of the unit has 5 buttons to select different tuning options and then a few sets of scrolling buttons for surround sound modes, source select, etc. I was up and running with all the channels and speakers calibrated to my liking within an hour.

Logic 7 is quite lovely for movies, TV, or video games. It uses the rear speakers and gives you some nice depth. 5ch stereo is another nice feature, but just sends the same sound out of all 5 speakers. I haven't played with the other modes much (except for DD and DTS, which I use all the time for movies), but they are Hall, Theatre, Vmax (far and near), Prologic, Prologic 3-Stereo, and, ofcourse, just regular stereo :)

The binding posts on the back for the speakers are a blessing and the fact that there are S-video jacks for every video input.

Other reviewers have commented on the remote, which I'll admit, isn't great, the buttons are too close together. If you do get another remote, make sure its one that can learn fuctions (such as the Sony RM-VL900 like I have). There is a button on this remote that I haven't been able to access from the front panel of the unit. That function is: night mode. This "night mode", brings more detail to Dolby Digital and DTS sound tracks when you're listening to them at lower volumes.

Note: there's an AVR-120 out now, that is the same as this, but offers I believe 5 more watts per channel and has Dolby Pro-Logic II which is supposed to be the best thing since sliced bread. I'll find this out when I get my AVR-520.

5-0 out of 5 stars A 2 thumbs up receiver...
Don't underestimate the power of this receiver. Its' 50/40 watts per channel is far much better than Sonys', Yamahas', or any other Japanese famous brands'... 100 watts per channel. Every single small sound will be delivered to your ears straightly, smoothly, and satisfactorily, guaranteed...

It's may be a little too high in price but it's worthy for every single of your peny. REMEMBER, you get for what you pay & don't !!!...

3-0 out of 5 stars Mine lasted 5 months ... but replaced by HK
My AVR 110 was a great unit, but failed quite soon after I received it. Then was in repair for quite some time. Once I contacted Harmon Kardan directly though, they decided I had waited long enough without a receiver and replaced it for me. I appreciated the gesture and hope my new unit is more sturdy. It is a great sounding piece of equipment.

5-0 out of 5 stars Well Engineered, Top Quality
I recently purchased the AVR 110 from Amazon. The unit works beautifully and has some features that are essential for my location, which is in a rural area, about 70 miles from the nearest classical music FM station. The highly sensitive FM tuner, which can operate in mono or stereo, brings in these stations without hiss or static, which is saying a lot, considering that I am surrounded by hills that further interfere with what little signal I can bring in from an external roof mounted antenna.

The power is more than adequate for a pair of Bose bookshelf speakers, and there is no need for a subwoofer, at least for the type of classical music I enjoy, in a room measuring about 20 x 35 feet. At low to moderate volume levels, this amplifier uses less current than my 27-year old Panasonic, which delivered only 20 watts to the speakers. The controls are easy to use, and the control panel always lets you know what inputs are being used, and which speakers are in operation. The remote control does have quite a few buttons, but it is not all that difficult to use, and it can be programmed to run virtually anything else in the system that uses a remote.

At the volume levels which I am using, background noise, hiss, and distortion are virtually nonexistent. At some point, I expect to use the surround sound features, but at present I'm using only the two Bose bookshelf speakers. In short, the AVR 110 gives thoroughly satisfactory performance and has enough versatility to accommodate future additions of speakers and other components. The sound is natural, smooth, and to tell the truth, I've never heard some of my old LP's sound as good as they do with this system. This unit may be overkill for some, but if you need what is probably the most sensitive FM tuner on the market today, this should be your first choice.

5-0 out of 5 stars 5 Star Performance at a 3 Star price
WHY SHOULD YOU BUY IT? There is no hiss at any sound level. It is perfect sound reproduction normally only found in units costing more than $1000! If you have a normal size room and need awesome state-of-the-art digital sound reproduction, than the AVR-110 is perfect. If you need more power for a larger room, upgrade to the AVR-210 (mostly kids complain there is not enough power in the 110 unit).

WHY SHOULDN'T YOU BUY IT? If you like bells and whistles (DSP sound fields and unlimited tinkering ability) than buy one of the Sonys (but be prepared for lots of hiss). If you need unbridled power with lots of KICK - buy Yamaha (and deal with a little hiss).

THE DARKSIDE OF THE AVR-110: Okay number one - the remote sucks. You will throw it away (or throw it into the wall). Number two - the instructions suck. It will take you a day to get it to do what you want.

SUMMARY: This is the best value for great Home Theater and state-of-the-art CD sound reproduction (including dts). It is a pain to get started, but once you do have it running... Well there just is no comparison in this price range. I know, I did my homework before I bought it. ... Read more

84. Harman Kardon AVR65 Surround Receiver

Asin: B00000JCRO
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Harman Kardon
Sales Rank: 52298
Average Customer Review: 3.31 out of 5 stars
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Harman Kardon's top-of-the-line AVR65 surround receiver is a shining example of HK's long-standing tradition of mating useful, creative features with outstanding sonic quality.

The AVR65 delivers knock-out dynamics, delicate imaging, deep bass, and clear, extended high frequencies, showing sincere consideration for stereo devotees and home-theater enthusiasts alike. And with nearly every known home-theater convenience on board--from Dolby Digital and DTS surround processing to bass-management and six-channel analog inputs for current and future surround formats--the AVR65 ranks among the best available surround receivers.

Setup, ever an issue with home theater, proved relatively painless with the AVR65. Rear-panel inputs and outputs are all clearly marked, and--unlike some surround receivers--most essential functions can be accessed through front-panel controls rather than merely through the remote. The remote can control many other non-Harman products in addition to the AVR65, but it takes a careful reading of the well-written manual to set this up.

The AVR65 automatically senses the type of digital surround encoding in use and adjusts to accommodate it. One caveat about the digital processing is the 48kHz limitation on the digital input. If your DVD player can output sampling rates up to 96kHz (the DVD-video maximum), this output will not be usable with the AVR65. However, the AVR65 does offer six-channel analog inputs to accept decoded digital signals from DVD-video or the coming 192kHz, 24-bit DVD-audio format.

To further "future-proof" the AVR65, Harman has designed the model with two other unique analog features: High Current Capability (+/- 40 Amps) and Ultrawide Bandwidth (8Hz - 80kHz). Because loudspeaker impedance (the inherent resistance to the incoming voltage) varies with frequency, the amplifier may need to deliver, at moments, up to six times the current load required for the speaker's impedance rating; the AVR65's High Current Capability does just that. Harman's Ultrawide Bandwidth offers linear frequency response to around 80kHz, well beyond the range of human hearing. This reduces undesirable phase shifts within the audible spectrum and increases "headroom," the amplifier's ability to reproduce complex, dynamic transients (such as cymbal crashes) with greater accuracy. The benefits of these features came through clearly in our testing.

Other features of the AVR65 include a bass-management system, six-channel analog preamp outputs, an Advanced Crystal DSP circuit with additional fancy surround processing, an on-screen control system, multiple AV inputs (including S-Video), a multiroom control system, and all-discrete amplifier circuitry.


  • Easy to use
  • High-quality sound
  • Multiple surround configurations
  • Future-ready design


  • When manually fading out, the volume control cuts to silence unnaturally early
  • No dedicated level control for headphone jack
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  • Dolby Digital and DTS onboard
  • Automatically switches to correct digital-processing format
  • Six-channel direct inputs for future expansion
  • 75 watts per channel (stereo); 65 watts per channel (surround)
  • Programmable multiproduct remote control

Reviews (16)

2-0 out of 5 stars Poor quality control shoots down a great receiver
The AVR-65 has the potential to be a great low to mid-range receiver. It handles the all basics (DD5.1, DTS, 6-channel analog, coax, and optical inputs, S-Video switching) nicely, without the added complexity of DSP modes and dozens of buttons and front panel lights you'll never use.

Unfortunately, H/K quality control has fallen down on the job. Internet review sites are awash in stories of AVR-65 owners experiencing an inordinate amount of hum, hiss, and RF interference. Mine is suffering from only the first two. H/K doesn't seem to want to own up to the problems at all. At this point, even if I can manage to get it fixed, I'm soured on the brand.

Too bad. Features wise, it's great, and when adjusted to volume levels that mask the hum/hiss, it sounds very nice. But the problems are unacceptable for a product at this price point, from a company with the kind of good reputation Harman/Kardon has. (Had.)

3-0 out of 5 stars GOOD BUT NOT GOOD ENOUGH !!
ITS A GREAT REC> BUT !!!!!!! THE NEXT ONE I BUY WILL BE A DENNON BY FAR BETTER SOUND !!!!!! I never knew how much of a diff. in sound a rec. can produce til i listened to a pair of klipsh first with the arv65 HK then same speakers but with a dennon avr GOD NOW I KNOW !!!! THE dennon blew the doors off HK65 totaly made same set of speakers sound so dam diff at same volume !!!!! try it next time your in tweeters you will hear a big diff.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Receiver for under $ to Date!
This is an excellent A/V receiver, DD, and DTS sound awesome. I do realize that some people are having problems with humming or hissing, or RF Interference. Well there's a solution when the first batch of the 65's came out they had problems. Units made after January '99, and after the 10,000 serial number range were supposedly fine. My unit was purchased in August '99 for $ the production date is March '99 the serial number 11,073. Disregard the people who had problems with these as they probably purchased this unit when it first came out. This is an excellent receiver, and should sound superb when I hook it up to my Nakamichi PA-1 amplifier. Saving Private Ryan in DTS on this unit sounds amazing. A must have, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent value in this price range
How can people not be happy with this reciever? ...With DTS andDD, and multi-room output and an Onscreen display, it's features alonemake it a good value. The sound is superb, both for music and movies. I've not had any issues with performance or reliability with any of the HK products I've purchased over the years. Frankly, i'm stumped about the rumors of "unreliability" and background humm and hiss. MY AVR65 is totally silent.

2-0 out of 5 stars The AVR65 could have been better and should have!
After many years of owning H/K equipment, including a Citation 16 that is still in service, I thought the AVR 65 was going to be the perfect A/V receiver for my surround system. Within three hours of hooking it up I experienced hum, noise, and an intermitent problem with the optical input. The end result was the AVR65 being replaced with the less expensive, yet equally capable, Onkyo TX-DS575. Both have discrete stages and HCC. If you are looking for an low/mid range A/V receiver, the Onkyo is the way to go. Both the H/K and the Onkyo have a similar limtation in the number and type of video inputs. I did not find this annoying on either one as the best picture will be possible with a direct link to the monitor. ... Read more

85. Harman Kardon AVR120 Audio/Video Receiver
list price: $449.00
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00005Q5WX
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Harman Kardon
Sales Rank: 54938
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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  • High Current amplifier design
  • S-Video inputs and outputs
  • 5.1 Logic 7
  • front panel video inputs
  • Preprgrammed remote

Reviews (2)

1-0 out of 5 stars Not good at all
I think this is very difficult to judge whether or not a receiver is a good receiver or not. To tell whether it sounds good is very subjective to me. The sound is decent but I can't tell the difference between my old AV from this one. They both cost me above the same amount. For me, the control is very difficult to use. To change the sound source or the DSP type, I have to push the up and down button repeatly before it reaches to the type I want. This is very bad design. A rotor or something like that will be a better design. I hook it up to my TV's line out. The volumn is very low. I have to crank up the volumn before I can get decent loudness. However, once I switch from TV to DVD, CD, Radio, or any other source, it becomes way too loud. I have to constantly adjust the volumn if I switch from different source. This is horrible. The remote, as with any other factory remote, is useless. The very bad thing about this AV is that it dies on me after 11 months. It is sitting there half of the time. I hardly run this receiver but it still dies. This is my first Harman. I don't recomment this brand at this point. There doesn't seem to have any good thing about this receiver except that it has alot of RCA/SVHS jacks in the back for me to hook all kind of stuffs to it; and the good old fashion rotational volumn control.

5-0 out of 5 stars Lot's Of Bang For Less Bucks !
Let's cut the jive and get real about what it takes to make a quality home theater system (my goal) and also have great stereo music reproduction. First of all, it doesn't have to cost you a lot of money. I have a small living room (12'X20') and a good 27" flatscreen TV. I also have a tight budget. I did a bunch of research on lower-end, lower priced, and lower powered (RMS watts-per-chanel) 5.1 Channel AVR's for surround-sound home theater. When I got done comparing everthing available in the $300. to $400. range (a whole bunch!!) I ended up buying the Harman/Kardon 120 AVR. Most people have modest-sized living rooms and listening areas and they simply purchase too large of a system, including a way too powerful A/V receiver (expensive too!) Buy yourself some quality but inexpensive speakers (Polks/bookshelves or JVC's etc.) that are capable of handling the peak music loads without distortion and a cheap & small powered subwoofer and have at it!! The AVR 120 has a low RMS per channel power rating but it is also a wide-ranging amp that doesn't crap-out when the sound gets loud and just keeps driving the speakers cleanly. It has lots of great features and is easy to program and is user friendly.It looks great too, and is a great backbone for my super-sounding home theater. I love this little receiver and it just keeps amazing friends think I paid BIG BUCKS for it all....I just smile! ... Read more

86. HARMAN KARDON HK3475 Component Stereo Receiver

Asin: B00008BNXV
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Harman Kardon
Sales Rank: 25692
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  • 110 Watts per channel
  • 20Hz - 20kHz @ <0.07% THD, both channels driven into 8 ohms
  • Frequency Response @ 1W (+0dB, -3dB) -10Hz - 110kHz
  • Six audio inputs
  • 30 AM/FM station presets, VMAx surround simulation from stereo source material

87. Harman Kardon FL8350 5-CD Changer
list price: $329.00
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Asin: B00000JD35
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Harman Kardon
Sales Rank: 46015
Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars
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The FL 8350 CD Changer employs the latest in optical tracking and sampling technology for reproduction of compact discs unsurpassed at its price point. ... Read more


  • Play exchange
  • 32-track programming
  • Advanced Power Supply design
  • Digital output
  • 96x oversampling

Reviews (5)

2-0 out of 5 stars Has real problems with random play
I own this model and am unhappy with it. It plays CDs, the sound is great, the remote works, etc. But it has problem rejecting good CDs. I fill the tray with 5 disks and press start. Usually while attempting to read the initial track, it gives up on 1 or 2 CDs of the 5. After it fails, the disk indicator for that position goes out, and it will not let me try to play it. If I open the tray, move the disk a little and try again, it may or may not fix the problem. The disks are all in perfect condition. The more it tries to read the lead track, the more often it fails. If you push the all disk random play, it will never be able to play all the tracks on all of the disks. By the time it gets a third of the way through, there will be only one disk that if recognizes, and will just be playing tracks at random from the remaining one.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great product
I have had this cd player for five months now and love it. The sound is great and the price was ok. I have not had any problems with it and would recomend it to anyone. The only better buy might be H/K upper modle one with HDCD.

4-0 out of 5 stars Quality without compramise
The sound quality of this player is remarkable. I have owned a Rotel, a Denon, a Sony ES and a Nad. This unit by far surpasses all in price and quality, with one drawback - The unit is very noisy when exchanging and loading, along with the sound of the motorized drawr sounding like it is going to break at each opeaning/closing. I do not use cd players to program tracks, index or title, i just put the cd in and listen. i dont know if the index function of this unit works, i dont really care, but it hasent broken on me yet, along with the h/k amp i own, and if it does thats what warrentys are for. so i suggest if you have a budget but want great sound, go with this model. Also consider that this employs the same construction, casing, power supply and every other component except the burr-brown converter and hdcd processor found in the fl8550, which i should mention got 5 stars.

1-0 out of 5 stars the cd player broke down twice within a year
My experience was like that of the user above. I bought this player because I liked the sound. It broke about a month later, refusing to recognize any cds. I returned it and the repaired unit began to fail about six months later, again refusing to recognize cds. I was able to swap it for a different brand, and so far so good. I've been happy with other HK products, but they clearly have a serious quality control problem with this line.

1-0 out of 5 stars Nice sound ..... extremely poor quality of construction.
I have used HK sound equipment for years. The first FL8350 I purchased was inoperable right out of the box (would not index). The replacement lasted approx. 90 days and would no longer read the discs. The third unit was inoperable right out of the box (would not index). The fourth lasted approx. 14 days then started "skipping" (I returned it for a refund). My fifth unit was a Denon DCM-560.....excellent player !! ... Read more

88. Harman Kardon Festival 60 Mk II Home-Theater System
list price: $799.99
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Asin: B00000JFEA
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Harman Kardon
Sales Rank: 41918
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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The Festival 60 provides a combination of performance, elegance, and ease of use not available from conventional separate components, regardless of size or price. ... Read more


  • 7-disc 3-D bitstream CD changer
  • 2-way bass-reflex bookshelf speakers
  • AM/FM tuner with RDS (Radio Data System)
  • Built-in clock with timer
  • Ergonomic remote control

Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars Simply Terrific!!
Christmas of 1998 I was pleasanty surprised to have received this as a gift and to date, it is one of my most valued possessions!! The sound quality is unmatched by any other, the ergonomic design is great on the eye and setting this item up is as easy as turning on your TV set.

I would recommend this to system to anyone. ...

5-0 out of 5 stars not all quirky
I had seen this unit being sold for $1200.00 U.S when it first hit the market. I bought mine in Feb. of 2001 and I paid $399.00 (cdn) I got a very very awesome deal. I, and anybody I know that has seen it, think it is a very attractive looking system. I had read that there are units out there with quirks in the software etc...well, if that is what has brought the price of this unit be it. Mine has not given me any problems. It does lack full featured cd programming etc, but that doesnt bother me. The cd sound is not tip-top, but you wont know that unless youre comparing it to cd players above the $600.00 mark. And even then, it's a matter of personal preference. The technical specs are that there is no more than a total of .09% t.h.d from 20Hz-20Khz. Each of the three pieces in the unit introducing their .03% I believe that to be true. It sounds true. It puts out large sound as well. It can fill a very large room with proper sound. Add a good subwoofer via the stereo sub line-outs. Use it as an amp via the three inputs. At the price I paid, I am happy. If I had to pay 1200.00 u.s dollars? Possibly not, definately not with any quirks. But I would consider it against other $1200 units for sure, it'd just be a matter of what I thought sounded more to my liking.

1-0 out of 5 stars Reliability and factory service are deeply substandard
After giving this system as a housewarming gift, I've been deeply disappointed (and more than a little embarrassed) by the results. The sound was great, and this very full-featured system was both compact and elegant in looks - a prefect fit for the condo in which it was being used. All of that merely adds to our disappointment that the system can't be made to work at all.

Upon delivery, one channel played intermittently and then not at all. A replacement base unit arrived very quickly courtesy of, who helped us diagnose the problem. The replacement worked for a few months, but began to fail piece by piece and was entirely out of service in just a few months.

Harmon Kardon factory service has had the unit for at least two full months, yet they say that they still don't "have the parts" to fix it. Maybe that means they aren't building them any more - which would be good news for unsuspecting consumers.

3-0 out of 5 stars If you can get passed the bad looks.
If you can find someway around the bad look of this CD player then I'd suggest buying it. However I could not get passed the bad looks, and have returned it to the store at which I purchased it. ... Read more

89. Harman Kardon HKTS 5 Home Cinema Speaker System (6-Piece)
list price: $449.00
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00005RE7K
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Harman Kardon
Sales Rank: 43458
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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  • 6-Piece speaker system with 4 satellites and 1 center channel
  • 10-inch, 100-watt powered subwoofer for room-shaking bass
  • Four, identical, 2-way satellites and voice-matched, dual-driver center, all video-shielded; can handle up to 70 watts
  • Center speaker features components identical to those used in the satellites for seamless pans and flyovers
  • Includes all cables and wall-mount brackets for the satellites

Reviews (4)

1-0 out of 5 stars Good for movies, Bad for music
Do yourself a favor and spend an extra $200-$300 and get higher-end speakers. You'll be happier in the long run. These are acceptable for watching movies, actually pretty good, but for listening to music, they outright .... I am no audiophile, and I can't stand them. The sound is flat and weak. I don't know how there could be so much of a difference between movies and music, but there is. I don't recommend these speakers to anyone.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good sound, Great price
Now that the HKTS 6's are out, you can get the 5's for just a fraction of the price even though they are the exact same speakers. They just have different speaker wire set-ups according to Harman Kardon. So factoring in any discount, these speakers are well worth the price. It comes with a great sub, which is the building block of any great sound system. Plus, the satallites are a great buy. However, like the other reviews have stated they are not nearly as crisp as some of the ones that you will hear (Bose, higher end Polk Audio, ect.). However, I did not find anything in this price range that was nearly as good as these speakers and I looked everywhere and listened to a ton of different speakers. So if you can't afford to spend [much more money]on speakers, treat yourself to these affordable and above average speakers. The price you pay is worth the sub alone.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good for movie. Bad for music.
I bought this speaker system along with the AVR 120 receiver. This speaker system is good for watching movie. Sound effect and people's voice coming from the speakers are clean and good; but not great. The subwoofer produces very clean and great powerful bass. However, listening to music is a different story. It is like listening to music from a clock radio. Music is flat coming from the speakers. I mostly listen to New Age music that has alot of bass guitar and saxophone. The 5 tiny satellite speakers just don't have enough power to produce the "bass" from the guitar and saxophone that are in the midrange I guess. The subwoofer can still produce very clean and powerful bass from low frequency. However, that is about it. Loud from low and high frequency but flat in the mid. The music from these speakers is so bad that I cannot stand it anymore. I almost bring them back to the store. But instead, I go out and buy a pair of bookshelf speakers replace the two front speakers.

1) The subwoofer is one of the best
2) watching movie is good (but not great) with these speakers
3) [The price] is reasonable I guess

1) The 5 satellite speakers are weak
2) There is no way you can enjoy listening to music with these speakers.

I do not recomment to buy this speaker system.

4-0 out of 5 stars Impressive...
Well, I can't say that I bought the system, but in Ovation (a great sound/video store) I had them isolate this system and play many different types of music from it.

The tweeters provide a very nice, clear tone backed up my the center channel's slightly more moderate tone and they are both held up by an impressive subwoofer.

The nicest thing about the satellite tweeters is that they are small enough to conceal anywhere; in a corner, in a fake plant, etc. Making it easy to get true 5.1 surround sound.

I'd say its well worth it if you want good sound, but don't really want to buy tower speakers that cost $1,000 apiece! ... Read more

90. Harman Kardon P 2000 Power Amplifier
list price: $599.00
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Asin: B000051SDY
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Harman Kardon
Sales Rank: 19902
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  • Provides power for both multizone systems and the additional surround channels for 6.1 or 7.1 formats
  • 4 x 45 or 2 x 100W power into 8 ohms, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, at <0.07 percent THD, all channels driven simultaneously
  • Specially optimized circuit design maintains signal integrity over long distances, enabling flexible placement of speakers in remote, multiroom locations
  • Low-impedance capability handles difficult speaker loads under the most demanding conditions
  • Gold-plated, 5-way binding-post speaker terminals accept speaker cable up to AWG 12

91. Harman Kardon AVR 7000 Dolby Digital/DTS Audio/Video Receiver
list price: $1,799.00
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Asin: B0000300EN
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Harman Kardon
Sales Rank: 48575
Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars
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Heading up Harman Kardon's superb line of surround receivers is the flagship AVR 7000, which cranks out 100 quality watts to all five channels across the audible frequency spectrum. Harman Kardon, long a champion of the importance of high current over high power, offers both in this model: the AVR 7000 delivers a staggering 75 amps of High Current Capability (HCC) to drive the most demanding speaker loads without distortion.

And while sound quality is definitely a priority here--we're talking about Harman Kardon, after all--a lot of circuit-design and digital signal processing know-how went into this receiver.

Most significantly, the receiver offers Harman's exclusive Logic 7 and VMAx surround modes (intelligent 5.1- and two-channel surround matrices for any sound source--stereo or otherwise) and onboard decoding of Dolby Digital and DTS surround formats in addition to HDCD. Throw in 30 FM/AM station presets alongside S-video and component-video switching, and you're looking at your key to top-flight music and home-theater enjoyment for well under $2,000.

The AVR 7000 can also supply sound for two rooms (with the use of an external infrared remote sensor), and the receiver comes with one set of stereo RCA outputs, composite- and S-video outputs, and a separate, limited-function remote control for this purpose.

With all of its features, however, nothing gets in the way of sound performance. The tone controls--the AVR 7000 offers actual bass and treble knobs--can be taken out of the audio circuit to keep the audio signal path as short and clean as possible. In listening to CDs through either the analog or digital inputs, we found that the AVR 7000 opens a big, natural window on the music. (We recommend using your CD player's analog outputs only if it has no digital outputs or if it's a player with extremely high-quality analog circuitry.)

With the AVR 7000, the qualities we expect from separates (preamplifier and amplifier components) but don't usually get from integrated receivers abound: a wonderful sense of air and ambiance; complex layers of rich harmonics; a beautiful nuance in vocal delivery; wide dynamics and subtle microdynamics; smooth, extended high frequencies; and a bottom end that is at once powerful and well defined but never muddy.

Surround decoding of Dolby Digital- and DTS-encoded discs, performed by 24-bit, 96 kHz Crystal DSP (digital signal processing) circuits, is just as impressively clear and dynamic.

The AVR 7000's biggest drawback is that you can't adjust the speaker delays for surround formats other than Dolby Digital. Because most living rooms do not lend themselves to optimal home-theater speaker placement, it's standard for receivers to let you input and store the distance (in either feet or meters) from your various speakers to your primary listening position. This ensures that the sounds from your speakers arrive at your ears simultaneously, as if you were equidistant from all speakers. You can, however, adjust the relative volume levels of each channel, which is actually more important than adjusting the delay times.

In practice, the AVR 7000's surround sound coherence is excellent, even with DTS-encoded multichannel music CDs (though the presentation in one of our less ideal rooms was not as seamless as it might have been).

The AVR 7000 also lets you toggle between a given component's analog and digital outputs from the remote control--a function that few receivers offer. Granted, this feature will appeal mainly to audiophiles who are interested in comparing, for instance, the sound of a component's analog outputs to its digital output, or the effect that different analog audio interconnects have on the sound (using the digital output as a reference). But Harman excels in this kind of detail-oriented feature, and it's good to know it's available here.

Unlike most of the overhyped proprietary DSP modes out there, Harman Kardon's own Logic 7 (multichannel) and VMAx (two-channel) surround modes work extremely well, in most cases audibly improving over regularly decoded, discrete source material (like Dolby Digital and DTS)--no small feat. Logic 7 also instantaneously generates 5.1-channel information from two-channel material such as CDs, television, VHS tapes, and other sources, letting you take full advantage of your surround system without the annoying artifacts that often accompany such faux-surround algorithms.

Setting up the AVR 7000 is, not surprisingly, a complex and time-consuming effort, but one that pays off. To its credit, the unit boasts a terrific onscreen setup display (though it does reset your settings when you revisit a given parameter), one of the best owner's manuals we've seen, and an uncluttered, illuminated, full-function remote control capable of operating up to eight devices (choose from 17 brands of DVD players and over 80 brands of televisions).

The only other drawback worth mentioning is that the system often takes a few seconds to lock onto a new sound format, whether it's DTS or an HDCD-encoded CD. This means that you'll occasionally miss the first couple seconds of sound, but you can always preselect the format or simply start the track anew. This was not an issue in DVD video titles, where the surround format is usually triggered long before you actually need to hear sound.

When it's all configured and set to go, you'll have most of the home theater world at your remote-clicking fingertips, from full future-ready capabilities in the receiver's 5.1-channel analog inputs (perfect for DVD audio) to component-video switching for videophile DVD video performance.

If you're hankering for top-of-the-line audio performance and highest-level video switching, the AVR 7000 is a real bargain. --Michael Mikesell


  • Sound quality rivals separates
  • Excellent build quality
  • Loaded with features
  • Converts S-video to composite-video
  • Remote control lets you toggle between analog and digital inputs for a given component
  • Controls easy to navigate
  • Defeatable tone controls
  • Future ready with 5.1-channel analog inputs


  • Lengthy setup procedure
  • No speaker-delay settings for DTS surround sound
  • No phono input
  • System can take a few seconds to catch up with a new sound source
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  • Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Digital, and DTS decoding
  • 100 watts x 5 channels
  • Ultrawide-bandwidth amplifier with high current capability
  • Multiroom operation
  • Component- and S-video switching

Reviews (5)

5-0 out of 5 stars Built Tough
I've owned this receiver now for over 2 years, and I have had no problems. As a matter of fact I keep it enclosed in the storage area beneath my television. The only draw back is the size of this monster. It is the only component in my TV cabinet that was built for atleast 2. It's so easy to use, my four year old knows how to work the basics when daddy can't find the remote.

It's survived 4 shipments to and from Japan, and still no electrical problems (shell was dinged up from UPS...the bozos!). I'm not an audiophile or a stereophile, just a guy who loves watching movies in style. Hi ampage = clean sound. I've tried maxing out the amp several times. Still, no distortion at high volumes. Read the specs and look at the important 75 amps versus some of the other 500 watt receivers. You'll find no contest other than the AVR 8000 which costs considerably more (but is THX Cert).

5-0 out of 5 stars seatle, age 34
I have had top of the line sony, yamaha, and denon receivers and non of them stood up to harmon's flagship receivers.
bottom line:
If you are married there is no way your wife is going to let you put more than 5 speakers in your living room so why spend $2000-$3000 dollars for a receiver that will run 7 speakers.
I listened to monsters, inc. with it and when my infinity IL-60's subs went off It nearly scared the @#$& out of my wife. All I have to say is thank god for giving me the insight to avoid the crap they sell at ultimate electronics.
see ya.

4-0 out of 5 stars A great sounding reciever
I bought the HK7000 in March of 2000, for the onboard digital freatures such as the decoding of DTS for DVDs. This allowed me to purchase a cheap DVD player for under $150. I should have done that for my CD player as well. I found the the HK produced better sound when I bypassed my more expensive Marantz OSE CD player by using digital out, and once again letting the HK decode the signal. In short this is a great reciever, with lots of programable digital/video inputs (the coaxal digital input goes to the cd, the fiber optical cable goes to the DVD player, etc...). The high output of the amplifier is clear and distortion free at high volumes. The sound that this unit produces is truely appreciable. Drawbacks include the large size and heavy weight. The unit also produces a good amount of heat, and shouldn't be put in an enclosed cabinet. I also found that the included HK universal remote has developed a minor glitch.

4-0 out of 5 stars Harmon Kardon's AVR-7000...
As An Audio Engineer, And An Avid Technolgy Buff, I Am Not Usually Turned On By Any Of Harmon's Equipment...However, The AVR-7K Made Me Look Closer...The Flagship Of The Harman Kardon Line, The AVR 7K Delivers Over 100 Watts To All Five Channels, At A Phenomenal 75 Amps Of High-Current Capability To Drive The Most Demanding Speaker Loads Without Distortion. Dolby Digital (AC3), DTS, And HDCD Decoding, Along With Harman Kardon's Exclusive Logic 7 And VMAx Modes Provide Surround Options For All Types Of Program Material, While Component Video Switching And A Flexible Multi-Room Control System Provide The Utmost In Installation Flexibility. From An Icon-Based Display To A Standard Second-Room Remote, The AVR 7K Is Unmatched In Its Class. Specifications: ______________ Amplifier Section ______________ Stereo Mode Continuous Average Power (FTC) per channel: 110 watts per channel @ <0.07% THD, 20Hz - 20kHz, both channels driven into 8 ohms Surround Modes Continuous Average Power (FTC) per channel: 100 watts per channel @ <0.07% THD, 20Hz - 20kHz, all channels driven into 8 ohms High Instantaneous Current Capability (HCC): ± 75 Amps Input Sensitivity/Impedance Linear (High Level): 200 mV/47k ohms Signal-to-Noise Ratio (IHF-A): 95dB Surround System Adjacent Channel Separation Pro Logic Decoding: 40dB Dolby Digital   (AC-3): 55dB DTS Mode: 55dB Frequency Response at 1W (+0dB, -3dB): 10Hz - 100kHz Transient Intermodulation Distortion (TIM): Not Measurable Rise Time: 16µsec Slew Rate:40V/µsec *** _______________ FM Tuner Section _______________ Frequency Range: 87.5 - 108MHz Usable Sensitivity: IHF 1.3µV/13.2dBf Signal-to-Noise Ratio, Mono (measured at 1mV RF Input Level): 70dB Signal-to-Noise Ratio, Stereo (measured at 1mV RF Input Level): 68dB Distortion (Mono): 0.2% Distortion (Stereo): 0.3% Stereo Separation:40dB @ 1kHz Selectivity: ±400kHz, 65dB Image Rejection: 80dB IF Rejection: 90dB Tuner Output Level: 1kHz, ±75kHz Dev 500mV _______________ AM Tuner Section _______________ Frequency Range: 520 - 1710kHz Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 45dB Usable Sensitivity: Loop 500µV Distortion:1kHz, 50% Mod 0.8% Selectivity:±10kHz, 30dB  ____________ Video Section ____________ Television Format: NTSC (In America Only, If We Were In Europe, It Would Be PAL) Input Level/Impedance: 1Vp-p/75ohms Output Level/Impedance: 1Vp-p / 75ohms Video Frequency Response: 5Hz - 10MHz (-3dB) _______ General _______ Power Requirement: 120V AC / 60Hz (Again, Only In America) Power Consumption: 125W idle, 1100W maximum, 2 channels driven __________ Dimensions: __________ Width 17-5/16" Height 7-5/8" Depth 20-7/16" Weight 49 lbs. Depth Measurement Includes Knobs, Buttons And Terminal Connections. Height Measurement Includes Feet And Chassis. As You Can See, This Reveiver Has Pretty Good Specs, Even For Harmon's Standard... ***Slew Rate Is The Amplifiers Ability To Handle Short Furation Peaks Called Transients, At 40V/uSec, This Amplifier Ranks Up With Some High End Separates... ****These Specs Are For America Only, Such Differences Would Be The Video Format (PAL, NTSC Or Other Formats), And Power Consumption (50Hz, 60Hz Etc.)

4-0 out of 5 stars A nice package for discerning audio enthusiasts!
After a lengthy process of comparison shopping, both on-line, and in the stores, I arrived at a short list of two receivers which had the features I wanted at a price I could afford. One was the popular Denon AVR3300, and the other was the relatively new (to Australia), HK AVR7000. I have to say that both units are excellent for their intended purpose, which is to provide better than average two channel sound for music lovers, while adding the dimension of 5.1 channel sound to DVD movies. In the end the HK won out, because it was cheaper and didn't have the potential problems associated with an internal fan. The HK uses passive cooling via large heatsinks. The sound from my HK is very good, though the NAD amp it replaced sounded just as good in my opinion, for two channel stereo. The sound on Dolby Digital and DTS is fantastic. It took me a day or two to work my way through the manual, and adjust the various settings to arrive at a sound that worked in my smallish room. I particularly like the way in which the AVR7000 remembers the setups for each input. So now when I select CD as the input, the AVR7000 knows to switch off the sub woofer and the rear surround speakers. Likewise, it remembers to add these back when DVD is selected as the input. The remote works well, though I've yet to use it's learning capabilities. Other features I like are component video switching (which most DVD players use these days), tone defeat option (I like my sound as uncolored as possible), and on-screen setup menu (made it pretty easy to adjust my settings. On the downside, the AVR7000 is huge in size, and is vented all around (due to the absence of an internal fan), so it's placement can be a problem in some homes. Whatever you do, don't place it where someone might carelessly place a drink glass on it, as a single drop going through the vented top cover would be the end of your unit. There are a lot of receivers on the market today and in the end it comes down to your budget and the features you want. For me, the AVR7000 was the best sounding, most fully featured unit on the market within my budget. Happy shopping. ... Read more

92. Harman Kardon 3370 Audio/Video Receiver
list price: $349.00
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Asin: B000051SDS
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Harman Kardon
Sales Rank: 28811
Average Customer Review: 3.83 out of 5 stars
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The HK 3370 is a full-featured stereo receiver with five inputs and an FM stereo/FM mono/AM tuner with capabilities that provide for the utmost flexibility. Even a high-quality phono input is included so that you can continue to enjoy your existing record collection as well as the latest CD recordings.

At the center of the HK 3370's performance is a Harman Kardon-designed high-current, ultrawide-bandwidth amplifier with an output of 70 watts per channel. Separate Speaker 1 and Speaker 2 outputs give you the option of high-quality sound in two different locations. For added depth and flexibility, Harman Kardon has added pre-out/main-in jacks for use with external amplifiers, equalizers, and signal processors. A subwoofer output and tape monitor loop are also included.

The receiver itself features a digital AM/FM tuner with 30 station presets and direct-access tuning. Infrared remote extension jacks let the receiver be controlled by remote even if the IR sensor is blocked due to cabinet doors or other obstructions, through the use of an external sensor. These convenient features, combined with an included full-function, programmable remote control, make the HK 3370 one of the most user-friendly receivers Harman Kardon has ever built.

Harman Kardon offers a two-year warranty on parts and labor for the HK 3370. ... Read more


  • Stereo receiver with 70-watt-per-channel amplifier
  • Preamp out/input jacks for use with outboard equalizers
  • 5 audio inputs, including a high-quality phono input
  • Discrete subwoofer output
  • Color-keyed connections and comprehensive remote control

Reviews (6)

5-0 out of 5 stars Harman/Kardon is topnotch and their receivers prove it...
I owned a Harman/Kardon home stereo system for 5+ years and it's given me great performance. I believe their receivers are some of the best on the market (must be the 'high current amplifier design'). When I had to replace the CD changer due to a burnt-out & irreplaceable remote sensor, I decided to upgrade the whole system. I almost went with one of the AVR series of Harman/Kardon receivers, digitally designed for home theater systems. But if you're like me, you buy a home stereo to listen to great MUSIC, not heartstopping explosion SOUND EFFECTS on the soundtrack to some hokey Hollywood action/adventure flick in surround-sound (Whoop dee doo...) I decided instead to go for one of their oldfashioned stereo two-channel receivers (when I grow three more ears I'll think about getting a five-speaker surround-sound setup). This is the lesser (in terms of wattage output) of their two stereo models, ideal for my one-room studio apartment. Wow! The sound is even brighter & clearer (more presence) than on my older HK receiver (using FM stereo broadcasts as a basis for comparison). And lots of attractive added features, like PHONO inputs, SUBWOOFER line outputs, jacks for TWO tape decks plus auxiliary, versatile FM-programming preset functions, sleep timer, and a beautiful illuminated front-panel display and control layout. This unit is a beauty. One thing worth mentioning: my older HK receiver was rated at 40 watts per channel and was WAY louder than this unit which is paradoxically rated at 70 watts per channel. I live in a tiny apartment so I don't need earsplitting volume, but don't be fooled by numbers...

5-0 out of 5 stars not bad
I've got my hk3370 for 2years, what i can say about it it's just great. some of reviewers have objections on sound quality, it is a metter of taste, but i find it nearly perfect. I have following system: HK 3370 reciver; harman/kardon DVD 25; Infinity alpha 50 (i use be-wiring); powered subwoofer 12" JBL.(room 40 m2)
some of my friends have a good audio systems like BOSE lifestyle 12; B & O;Nakamichi. i can say proudly that my system's sound quality is not the last.(as to the bass, it beats them)
may be the reason is that all my equipment are from one HARMAN family and are very very very well matched. in short, I am setisfide with my HK .

happy listening

3-0 out of 5 stars Great Service from HK - my ear was too picky though
I actually ordered one a few months ago for about $$$ bucks as B stock from the Harman Kardon site. Prompt shipping. Tried to break it in for a few days, but unfortunately the unit sounded very hissy to me. For somebody who wants to fill a house with big bass though (PLEASE don't annoy neighbors in an apartment building with rocking the walls!) this may be ok. This receiver is very powerful, easy to use, and has a punch, but is not audiophile grade in the midrange and treble. It almost seemed to produce ghost images in the sound, akin to a fuzzy TV picture. To be fair though, maybe that is why the one I had ended up in the cheap B stock bin?? HK was very nice, gave me a paid shipping authorization, and refunded quickly. Listen to it in store before buying. Just because my spoiled ears didn't like it, doesn't mean you won't like it.

3-0 out of 5 stars Almost There
The price was good and external design was perfect. I thought to myself then:" Well this thing should definitely make a good sound. And it did,...actually for a few days.
Haraman Kardon HK3370 is the best amp you can find in stores like Circuit City or Best Buy or even in Comp USA if you are lucky enough.
So, back to my listening experience with HK. I had two Polk Audio R30 plugged into the supper nice HK output portals and start listening to some smooth jazz.
Initially all the musicians with their saxes and trumpets were on their places giving me the amazing impression of what they really wanted to perform. "Impression", not the real wave movement and sound. That was actually a starting point for keep looking for something else, whatever but HK.
In couple of days I firmly decided to return this product to the store and , as time shows, it was a good step forward to the real music.
I found the phone number of Hi-Fi store in our city and drove there anticipating the stuff they could possibly have.
The demonstration room was equipped with NAD C350 and pair of Acoustic Energy Evo One. That was amazing! There were no words to describe that clear and real sound with different kinds of details.
Now I'm enjoying my NAD and AUGIES for ... (amp and speakers).
Just remember: this is nothing but Hi-Fi choice and whole thing only for ...
As far as Harman Kardon HK3370 as concerned , well, this amp falls into the category "..almost there..", but it has never be there.

So, guys, it's up to you now!

2-0 out of 5 stars 3370???? keep lookin
i just recently bought the hk 3370 model reciever. even though more expensive then the previous one i had, a pioneer reciever with higher wattage, it didn't sound as powerful and the clarity was marginal. it does not have many options and it is built in korea; where as the more expensive hks are built else where. furthermore just months after i bought my 3370, it quit working. it still turns on however no sound is output anymore. ive checked for a fuse insert and if there is actually one it must be internal because ive never found it. i do recommend "hk" products and have had past experience with them before, i just wouldnt recommend this one. go for the "avr" series and not the "hk" ones. (there is a price difference but remember this is in fact the cheapest reciever hk offers.) ... Read more

93. Harman Kardon HKTS 7 6-Piece Loudspeaker System
list price: $449.00
our price: $399.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0000D8HSA
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Harman Kardon
Sales Rank: 9630
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  • 6-piece home theater speaker system
  • 10-inch, 100-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

94. Harman Kardon AVR35 Dolby Digital Audio/Video Receiver
list price: $699.99
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Asin: B00000JCTC
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Harman Kardon
Sales Rank: 9676
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The AVR35 receiver is aimed primarily at consumers who haven't yet made the transition to digital home theater. Although the unit doesn't offer many bells and whistles, it's flexible enough to adapt to most systems. More importantly, the AVR35 provides excellent sound quality in home theater's most popular audio formats.

Configuring the receiver is relatively simple--even for technophobes. You can adjust the output level for each speaker from either the elegant front-panel controls or the full-featured remote. The remote has a logical design and can learn operating codes for non-Harman equipment. The easy-to-understand user's manual discusses each setup feature in detail and even includes suggestions for optimizing the delay times of surround speakers.

The user's manual also outlines each of the receiver's seven playback modes. For analog sources, you can choose from among Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby 3 stereo, two-channel stereo, or any one of three digital-signal processing (DSP) modes. The DSP modes enhance non-surround signals by adding reverberation and creating "space" in the sound source. The unit receives digital sources through either coaxial or optical inputs--the front panel indicates which is currently selected--and automatically processes them as either Dolby Digital or PCM data, depending on the nature of the data stream. The AVR35 even includes a Night mode, which enables certain Dolby Digital sources to be played back at full dynamic range while reducing the minimum peak level by up to 33 percent. This helps to control sudden spikes in volume.

The sound quality of the AVR35 is stellar, with crisp highs, present mids, and punchy bass. The unit's ultrawide bandwidth ensures full-bodied sound and ruler-flat frequency response. High-instantaneous-current capability allows it to reproduce transients more accurately and with less distortion than conventional receivers. Its transparent sound makes it a perfect match for digital audio, so it's no surprise that the unit is most impressive when processing Dolby Digital sources. Its discrete circuit design optimizes each channel's output and expands the sound field with increased channel separation.

Our only criticism of the AVR35 is that it's incapable of interpreting DTS signals. As DTS encoding becomes more widespread, users may find that they're unable to hear many sound sources as they were originally intended. Of course, you can always use the receiver's Pro Logic mode as an alternative to digital surround.


  • Outstanding sound quality
  • Ease of use
  • Full-featured remote


  • Unable to process DTS sound sources
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  • Dolby Digital decoding
  • Multiple audio and video inputs
  • 5-channel surround mode
  • Subwoofer output
  • Preprogrammed remote control

Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars AVR35 Grate sound with the right setup
I had a look at a review from a gentalman from JHB South Sfrica
I have a AVR35 and it has a lot of punch good all round sound and excilent head room. The lows or low and the highs are crisp and clean. The system does need high end speakers though cheep custem home made setup will not work well with this system. I have a set of ecco kefs front center and siround and bileav me it does sound good.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome features and reliability!
After owning two very average Pioneer receivers, I decided that I wanted to step up to a better brand to best complement the new JVC DVD deck that I had just bought. Wow! I really missed the boat by not going this route a long time ago. The salesman at Circuit City steered me away from more expensive units that had too many bells and whistles, and I couldn't be happier with my choice. This is an awesome unit with plenty of power and versatility. I especially enjoy the incredible fiber optic audio that can be used eith the purchase of an interlink cable. Great sound. I would recommend this unit to all that like ease of use and functionality in a mid priced receiver.

3-0 out of 5 stars Excellent AC-3 performance, a little shy with music
The HK AVR35 is my first home theater system, which I combined with Yamaha surrounds, custom built front and centre speakers, and a Pioneer DV414 DVD player.

The whole system intergrates nicely and DVD's sound great, although after a couple of months and many DVD's and CD's later I have picked up a couple of short comings of this receiver. The main downfall of the AVR35, is the serious lack of power. Many reviews say that the HK produces more power than one would expect from it's rated power output, put this is not the case. I feel that power is one of the most important factors to consider when chosing an AC-3 receiver or amplifier. With the HK what should be solid bass is actually more like a pat on the back!. Another quibble I have is the harsh tops that this unit produces. This unit is a very poor performer when it comes to musical reproduction. The HK does not produce a clean reproduction of the original source material. This is normally the case with low end equipment, but unlike many other systems the HK seems to take away alot of the musical information in an attempt to some how filter the frequency bands. This results in a loss of low frequency response, and clinical sounding tops. I have found that adding a subwoofer improves the low end some what, but there is still a lack of response above 100Hz. Even the head phone jack lacks sufficient output, and there is not even enough range in the bass and treble controls to compensate for this. Adding bass with the bass control knob only adds boom anyway!.

On the positive side, this unit is very well built, and there are plenty enough adjustments for all speakers, even from the remote. The tuner section is good, and all fuctions are easy to operate once you get the hang of it!. The remote works with all my other components which I have found very useful.

Although this is a negative review, I must admit that the HK does a good job with DVD's. You cannot even compare stereo or dolby pro logic to dolby digital, the AVR35 only comes to life with DVD's, and if the only reason you want this unit is to watch DVD's, then I would give it the thumbs up!.

5-0 out of 5 stars Harman Kardon receivers have superb sound
Speakers and source components (CD player, Tape Deck, Turntable) will have the greatest impact on the sound quality of your HiFi, but the receiver is also important. Harman Kardon receivers incorporate a number of innovative circuit designs that significantly improve the sound quality of the receiver and the rest of your system. My father had been using another name brand receiver for a number of years and had been quite happy with it, but it eventually conked out. We replaced it with a Harman Kardon receiver and were both struck by how much better his whole HiFi sounded and the receiver was the only component we'd replaced. Harman Kardon costs more than the run of the mill receiver, but they are well worth it. ... Read more

95. Harman Kardon PA 4000 Multi-Room 8 Channel Amplifier
list price: $899.00
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Asin: B00005RE7M
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Harman Kardon
Sales Rank: 19867
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  • Four bridgeable 45-watt amplifier pairs and two separate inputs for home theater and multi-zone use
  • Music Sense turn-on or low-voltage trigger for automatic operation
  • Independent volume controls--set a different level at each speaker location
  • 7.1 surround system with rear surround channels
  • No fan

96. JBL Sonnet M310J 2.1 Computer Speakers (3-Speaker, White)
list price: $99.99
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Asin: B00005B9AT
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Harman Kardon
Sales Rank: 20035
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Harman Kardon's M310J is a high-performance three-piece speaker system for PCs, Macs, and portable MP3 and DVD players. Comprised of two 4-watt satellite speakers and a compact, 20-watt magnetically shielded subwoofer that reproduces bass down to 45 Hz, the Sonnet system provides a wide frequency response up to 20 KHz, delivering stereo-quality audio for music, movie, and games. The twin aluminum-dome Odyssey transducers in each satellite speaker are reverse magnetized to help prevent image distortion on computer monitors.

With volume and mute controls conveniently located on the right satellite speaker, and bass and treble controls on the subwoofer, the system can be easily tuned to suit your preference and environment.

Easy to set up, the speakers can be plugged into numerous portable devices such as MP3 players and boom boxes as well as PC and Mac computers. The system comes with a one-year warranty. ... Read more


  • Powered satellite speakers and subwoofer for PCs, Macs, and portable MP3 and DVD players
  • 28-watt system delivers quality audio for multimedia applications
  • Volume and mute controls on right satellite
  • Bass and treble controls on subwoofer
  • Magnetically shielded subwoofer

Reviews (7)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great quality sound
These speakers are definitely classy in look and sound. I've read reviews about Harmon Kardon both good and bad but as far as these speakers go, it far outweighs any bad reviews about other products. I highly recommend these for people who want great sound for a low price and without hassle.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great sound, great look!
Absolutely thrilled with these a great price for a superb product! Easy to set up, huge sound, and classy look. The set up was a no brainer as the five step process is explained with pictures--no words necessary. In addition, the ports and plugs are color coded to make it that much easier. The subwoofer provides a nice boom that rattles your bones without waking the neighbors (I think)!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Product for the Average User
When I first received these speakers, the speakers themselves seemed really small. But, once I plugged them in, they produced great quality audio. I could blast them up, and it sounded much better than the JBL 2 speaker set I had before.

I use these speakers for movies and mp3s. Although I'm not very picky on audio quality, I'm sure that these speakers would satisfy anyone wanting great audio who isn't a audiophile.

There's one problem I have with these speakers: there's no headphones jack from the speakers.

Other things that you might want to know if you are considering this unit:
Power button is at the back of the subwoofer.
Speakers are light and small; you can knock them over easily.
Bass and Treble controls are on the front of the subwoofer.
Volume Control is on top of the front right speaker.

5-0 out of 5 stars sounds and looks beautiful
didn't want more "boxes" sitting on my desk and was thinking about the isub to go with the imac, but there were issues like lack of volume controls and USB only connection. i am happy with the sonnets; i got a set for the home and office for less than the price of the soundsticks. they are the better value.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very classy speakers. Great for an office.
These speakers are great for a classy office that could use as few bulky items as possible. The sound that comes out of them is definately surprizing. They are obviously not designed to wake your neighbors, so I'm rating them as such. They are the best small speakers I've ever heard, and look better than average to boot. ... Read more

97. Harman Kardon FSTS 1 Speaker Stands for HKTS 5 (Pair)
list price: $80.00
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Asin: B00005RE7L
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Harman Kardon
Sales Rank: 44225
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  • Speaker stands for HKTS 5

98. Harman Kardon F80WM Festival 80 Satellite-Speaker Wall Brackets
list price: $25.99
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Asin: B00000JFGV
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Harman Kardon
Sales Rank: 63601
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99. Harman Kardon TC-1000 Take Control System Controller
list price: $379.99
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Asin: B00000JFHW
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Harman Kardon
Sales Rank: 31573
Average Customer Review: 2.82 out of 5 stars
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How many infrared (IR) remote-control units are kicking around your house? Harman Kardon's TC-1000 Take Control System Controller can replace them all with a single easy-to-use unit, allowing you to archive the rest of your remote-control units in the closet.

The Take Control System Controller emulates the control signals used by IR remote-control devices. With its huge library of built-in control codes, this remote-control unit covers almost any home entertainment device you'll encounter. Take Control's simple user interface includes a touchscreen, a scroll wheel, and five simple buttons, making operation easy to understand; backlighting makes the unit easy to use in a darkened room. The setup Wizard groups controls around common activities, such as watching a movie, rather than around the devices that make the activity possible. This means that you can turn on and control your TV, VCR, DVD, AV receiver, or additional devices from a single interface rather than having to manage each one separately. Yet it is still easy to get to the controls of a particular device if you want to control it explicitly. We found this feature to be both intuitive and easy to learn.

The TC worked flawlessly with all the IR-controlled devices we tried it with. We got an entire home entertainment center up and running perfectly within 15 minutes, and we also set up an unsupported device, an old Photodisc player, by using the TC's ability to "learn" the codes of an existing remote.

If your home entertainment device is supported by the Setup Wizard (most will be), the TC emulates the controls on the unit's native remote, including any annoying eccentricities it may have. This is where the bundled Windows customization software can help. With the TC connected to your PC's serial port (cable supplied), you can customize the control screens or extend the unit's built-in repetoire of activities. Admittedly, this kind of tweaking is for gearheads, and most users probably won't bother. But if you enjoy this kind of fine-tuning, the TC's software is flexible and easy to use.


  • A single control unit that groups controls by natural use patterns
  • Simple, intuitive controls
  • Quick setup, with most home entertainment devices supported out of the box
  • Robust, well-constructed unit
  • Unit is heavier than most conventional remotes
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  • Operate all your IR-controlled components from one device
  • Simple UI with touchscreen
  • Robust case, solidly built
  • Supports most home-entertainment devices out-of-box
  • Easy wizard-based setup

Reviews (22)

5-0 out of 5 stars The ONE and ONLY remote for Home Theater buffs!
What a joy to use! It took some time in front of the computer setting up some macros, but how much easier can it get! I now have ONE button that not only turns on all of my components, but sets all the A/V switches correctly! I have another button (one button!) that resets all the A/V gear so that I can watch my DVD Movie. Another single button to change everything again to watch a VCR movie....get the picture? AND..another button for when my wife or friends press a wrong button or buttons that mess everything up.."honey, why is there picture and no sound.." or "honey, why is there sound and no picture..". I used to have to buzz through a menu to figure out what whas changed. Now I have a button that I labled 'Fix TV' and it does! No matter what the problem was! I have also set up screens to do EVERY function of the 10 remotes that I use. It has yet to miss my expectations. My hat is off to HK and Microsoft.

4-0 out of 5 stars Easy programming and configuration with software
I saw this offered ... which seemed like a good deal after reading a few reviews and seeing it sold elsewhere. Now that I've used it, I'm pretty impressed with the ability to progam and synchronize it with my PC, as well as find codes for download from the internet from other people who have the remote.

I have two problems with this remote though, one is the dim LCD and the second is that Harman Kardon and Microsoft have discontinued manufacturing it and ceased developing software updates for it.

2-0 out of 5 stars Idea Needs Work
I bought this remote in the hope that my wife would actually learn how to turn on the home theater system. It hasn't fulfilled that purpose for a vaiety of reasons, some having to do with flaws in the product itself and some having to do with the design of the components that it is supposed to operate.

In a nutshell, the product flaws are (1) dim, almost unreadable display; (2) poor control design, (3) voracious appetite for batteries and (4) unpredictability of operation.

Item one is self-explanatory. You just can't see the display in many light environments. Item two has to do with the scroll wheel. The product design requires you to scroll to your selection then depress the scroll wheel to select. Well, about half the time when you depress the wheel, it turns slightly causing you to accidentally select the next menu item up or down. This is really frustrating. Item three: self-explantory.

Item 4 refers to the fact that no matter how much you fine tune the programming, its impossible to get the thing to go through a set of macros (e.g., turn on TV, turn on amplifier, set amplifier to DVD, set TV input to amplifier... etc.) successfully with any reliability. Sometimes it works, sometimes you end up setting some of the components manually.

Also relevant to this category are the difficult to use touch screens. With no feedback you don't know whether you've activated the button or not.

On the plus side, the PC programming is very easy to use.

In short, I regret paying so much for a product that has not lived up to its promise.

3-0 out of 5 stars Nice idea, so-so execution
The PC software used for programming the remote is very easy to use and a nice surprise coming from the kings of bad user interface design--Microsoft. You will have no trouble setting it up nor will it be difficult to modify the setup at a later date. Unfortunately, the remote itself eats batteries (I use NiMH rechargeables, but they still only last a month or so) and the touch screen is balky (it has trouble accurately sensing pressure at the edges in particular.) You can do anything with this remote, but its just not the panacea I had hoped for. I would not recommend it, nor would I condemn anyone for buying it. If you have very, very complicated home theater needs, it will certainly be able to meet them.

1-0 out of 5 stars Terrible Ergonomics, Clumsy, Slow, Frustrating
I purchased three of these remotes as part of a whole-house audio/video install when our home was being constructed. At first I thought they were pretty nifty, being that I'm a techno-geek and generally love anything with batteries. I thought the programmability would be great.

And it would be, if it weren't for the fact that this remote is heavy and very difficult to use. With an LCD touch screen remote you get zero tactile response to tell you whether you successfully pressed a button or not and you spend half your time re-pressing buttons or accidentally pressing them twice. Further, since you have to look at the screen to see the button to press (you can't feel for it like a normal remote) you end up trying to gently place your finger over the desired button while looking at it before you reposition the remote to aim at your television. If you want to enter a three digit channel number this means you (1) Tilt the LCD screen toward you to line up over the first digit, (2) Tilt the remote to aim at TV, (3) Press button, then repeat these three steps for the other two digits - 9 motions to enter three numbers! Remotes with physical buttons allow you to develop a "feel" for button locations so you can operate the remote without looking at it - great for dark home theater settings.

So, after trying to adjust to these clunky remotes I've finally replaced them with the Home Theater Master MX-500. This one is a great combination of programmability, including physical keys that can be renamed through LCD labels, and the kind of tactile response and solid construction that demanding techies appreciate.

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If your home theater has 8 or fewer devices, I also recommend the Home Theater Master SL9000. I used that one before adding some components to my system which prompted moving up to the MX-500. ... Read more

100. Harman Kardon TCSC Take Control 1-Touch Remote
list price: $349.99
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Asin: B00000JFGZ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Harman Kardon
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