Harman Kardon has been a stalwart in the audio industries since the early ’50 but their journey may not have been a gloriously smooth one. In recent years, with the revival of home entertainment, Harman has stepped up its efforts and have been building receivers that have simplicity, finesse and good value for money as their hallmark. Their new receiver range for 2013 speaks the same language and pushes all the right buttons with forward looking features.
The new models are the Harman Kardon AVR 1510, AVR 1610 and AVR 1710 priced from $299 to $549. But what can you expect at these entry level prices? Well more than what we’d expect. These receivers features 4K passthrough, 3D playback, Bluetooth, Apple AirPlay, vTuner Internet radio, Roku Ready MHL support, wide range of connectivity options, and more.
On the audio front the new HARMAN NSP Natural Sound Processing aims at recreating a realistic acoustic event, as claimed by HK. Amplification is boosted by a new switch mode digitally based power supply which provides uninterrupted power to deliver ample current for demanding movie soundtracks as well as natural timbres for music videos.
You can control the functions and menus by using the free Harman Kardon remote app for iOS® and Android™ smartphones.
Being environmental friendly is one of Harmon’s design concepts. By utilizing the new HARMAN GreenEdge™ technology which uses digital power supply to improve efficiency, dramatic energy savings can be realized without compromising on performance.