Harman Kardon AVR 520


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Brand and Model:Harman Kardon AVR 520
Price ($USD):999
Features:
checked Tunerchecked Ampchecked Dolby Prologic
checked Dolby Digitalchecked DTSchecked THX Certified
checked 7.1 Channels
Audio Inputs:
6ch:1Phono:1
Digital Coax:3Digital Optical:3
Video Inputs:
Composite:5S-Video:5
Component:2
Audio Outputs:
Speaker:5Preamp/6ch.:8
Video Outputs:
Composite:2S-Video:2
Component:1
Amplifier
Power (Main Speakers):75 Watts
Power (Surround Speakers):75 Watts
THD:.07%
Weight (lbs):35 lb
Dimensions (w/h/d):6.5" x 17.3" x 17.1"
Description:From Harman Kardon's Web Site:

7.1-Channel Audio/Video Receiver With Dolby® Digital, DTS®, Logic 7®, VMAx® and HDCD® Decoding

With the AVR 520, Harman Kardon begins a new era in the history of the popularly priced audio/video receiver. Its 7.1-channel surround sound processing opens the door to a variety of new surround modes, such as DTS-ES® 6.1-channel decoding, 7.1 channels of Harman Kardon's exclusive Logic 7, and 8-channel direct inputs. Other advanced features include wideband, HDTV-ready component video switching; HDCD; MP3; Dolby Pro Logic® II; VMAx; 6 digital inputs and 3 outputs; front-panel A/V inputs and a coax digital input switchable to output mode; and a backlit, programmable EzSet™ remote control.

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Harman Kardon AVR 520
I like everything but the remote. I find it very un-ergonomic and hard to use. The buttons are small, strangely placed, and strangely chosen. I do like that there are instructions for "learning" a remote command (from another IR device, ie another manufacturor's remote) are printed on the back of the HK remote. It's nice because I've had to teach the remote lots of commands because the libraries included in the remote don't seem to work with any of my components.

All that said, I love the receiver; I love the sound; I just don't like the remote.

Overall Rating: 9
Sound Quality:10 Features:8 Ease of Use:7 Value:10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.208.63)
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Harman Kardon AVR 520
Very good reciever with many features and excellent sound that is just simply amazing with any audio source. Harman Kardon makes excellent products.

Overall Rating: 10
Sound Quality:10 Features:10 Ease of Use:10 Value:10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.172.106)
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Harman Kardon AVR 520
Powerful, clean sound. Multiple connections for any conceivable device. Remote is fair.

Overall Rating: 9
Sound Quality:10 Features:9 Ease of Use:8 Value:9
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.167.54)
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Harman Kardon AVR 520
Fine, high quality receiver. Ease of use is not rated highly because manual is not well organized and presented, remote functions not intuitive. Otherwise, would rate it very highly on all counts.

Overall Rating: 9
Sound Quality:10 Features:9 Ease of Use:7 Value:9
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.167.54)
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Harman Kardon AVR 520
All I can say is WOW! Performs better than the other brands at a lot less price.

Overall Rating: 9
Sound Quality:9 Features:8 Ease of Use:8 Value:9
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.96.200)
Link to this vote: http://excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=143709

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