|Harman Kardon AVR 1600 7.1-Channel A/V Receiver / Dolby Digital Plus|
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|Transform your living room into a movie theatre by bringing home the Harman Kardon AVR 1600 7.1-channel receiver. This Harman Kardon receiver delivers outstanding sonic performance with a dynamic power output of 50 watts per channel. With HDMI compatibility, this 7.1-channel receiver allows you to easily connect to HD sources, for viewing movies with life-like clarity. Additionally, with a host of sound processing programs like Dolby Digital EX and Dolby Pro Logic IIx, the Harman Kardon AVR 1600 delivers high-fidelity sound output that you can expect from such a high-end receiver. Moreover, this Harman Kardon receiver also features a built-in display that allows you to view playback information.|
|Product Type||Home Theater Receivers|
|Output Power||50 Watt|
|Amplifier Output Details||50 Watt - 8 Ohm - 20 - 20000 Hz - THD 0.07% - 7 channel(s) ( surround )|
|Surround Sound Effects||Dolby Headphone|
|Sound Output Type||Surround Sound|
|Built-in Decoders||DTS Neo:6, DTS-ES Matrix 6.1, DTS-HD High Resolution, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Pro Logic IIx|
|Receiver Tuner Type||Digital|
|Receiver Tuner Bands||AM/FM|
|Response Bandwidth||10 - 130000 Hz|
|Input Impedance||47 kOhm|
|Input Sensitivity||200 mV|
|Power Consumption Operational||540 Watt|
|Coaxial Digital Input||Yes|
|Coaxial Digital Output||Yes|
|Optical Digital Output||Yes|
|Remote Control Type||Universal remote control|
Average review score based on 11 user reviews
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Admitably, I have always been a fan of HK. They make an outstanding product. The 1600 is no exception. This is my 3rd HK. I bought this mostly for my home theatre and the HDMI inputs. It has a gazillion inputs. I like the fact it has 3 HDMI inputs. Many units in this price range only have 2. It switches between my Blu Ray and Cable with one button. (instead of switching the video and audio separately). I also comes with a sensor to automatically equalize the 5.1 or 7.1 speaker setup.
The modern design is a plus as well. If you don’t like the lights on the front while watching movies, you can program it to turn them off or dim.
Don’t let the 50w per channel discourage you. These are very clean 50w. This unit gets LOUD!! It has more than enough power to push a 12” sub and full size front speakers and all the periphery speakers.
This receiver is great where it counts. It's 50W's per channels are more powerful then others rated at 100W. Doesn't it make you wander that many brands, such as Sony and Pioneer rate their cheapest receivers at 100W per channel? Yet they weight only a few pounds. One of the ways to tell if the receiver has a hight output is by the size of it's transformers. The bigger and the heavier they are, the more power the receiver can deliver.
Sound quality of this receiver is amazing and audiofiles can tell the difference. It has an upgradable processor for future upgrades (such as 3D). The cabinet is one of the best looking in any price range. I beleive that it is truly high end receiver at a reasonable price.
Just awesome... If you can get this receiver to your door for under 300 you can't go wrong. Clean crisp power. One of my favorite features is the ability of this receiver to convert from component video to HDMI. This saved me some headaches switching from our older XBox 360 with component video only to other sources connected by HDMI. Setup is very easy thanks to the on screen display. I've always admired H/K's modest power ratings. Don't be fooled by a cheaper receiver's "100+ Watts/ channel" claims. In many cases the H/K products deliver more true power and sound a whole lot better doing so! Did i mention this thing looks awesome?
I returned the unit after a few days. I had bought it to replace my aging Yamaha HTR5460 based on reviews I read online. Oh, boy! Was I disappointed. The only thing I liked was the sleek cabinet. The sound was artificial, the remote was hopeless and the cinema modes kept defaulting to 'automatic'. I ordered a new Yamaha HTR5063 (also for $250) and when it arrived I decided to do a comparison test. I used my "Congo" DVD (I love the theme song)for the test; my home theatre setup consists of Sanyo HDTV, Sony DVD player and Infinity Beta speakers and subwoofer. Picture first, all three avr's were more or less identical. But the sound comparison showed the HK to be dead last with the new Yamaha bringing the movie score to life. Even the old Yamaha sounded fuller and more robust than the HK. The HK just sounded transparent compared to the rich sounds of both Yamahas. Connectivity on the HK and new Yamaha were both good, the old Yamaha was an absolute nightmare! Both Yamahas had more and better sounding cinama modes than the Harman Hardon. This was the biggest disappointment! The remote on the new Yamaha was a delight to use after battling (and swearing at) both the HK and the old Yamaha remotes. As far as appearance, the HK looks like a million bucks, the Yamaha's like every other avr. Not only was I disappointed in the Harman Kardon but had to contend with my wife reminding me over and over, "The old unit sounded great! Why did you have to buy this piece of junk!" And to add insult to injury it cost me $38. out of pocket to ship the HK back!! To be fair, if the Harman Kardon would have been my first avr, I probably would have been happy with it.
Very nice receiver,easy hookup,easy to operate,has on screen setup.The little mic that comes with it automatically sets up sound for you.Had a sony ,but this Harmon/Kardon is the only way to go.It can even make cheap speakers sound good.I am working on man cave, and will buy another for it.Lots of power, very good sound. AAA+++