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Harman Kardon AVR 1650 5.1-Channel, 95-Watt Audio/Video Receiver with HDMI v.1.4a, 3-D, Deep Color and Audio Return Channel (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • 95 watts X 5 with high-current and ultrawide bandwith capability for accurate, dynamic sound
  • Four HDMI v.1.4a inputs with 3-D and Deep Color
  • Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding for the latest playback from hi-resolution sources like Bluray
  • Proprietary EzSet/EQ technology simplifies setup for the best possible sound
  • Optional Bridge IIIP iPod/iPhone dock plays music and videos from your favorite device
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Product Specifications

Brand NameHarman Kardon
Output Wattage95 watts
Built In DecodersDolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby PLII
Number of Component InputsHDMI
Number of Component OutputsHDMI, Composite
Specification MetHDMI Switching or Repeating
Special FeaturesLogic 7 processing, color coded binding posts, programmable remote

Technical Details

  • Logic 7 processing, color coded binding posts, programmable remote

Product Description

Product Description

The Harman Kardon AVR 1650 is the perfect receiver for budget-conscious film lovers and audiophiles. It has an impressive list of features designed to take your home entertainment experience to the next level. With all the latest Dolby and DTS audio modes and HDMI v. 1.4a with 3-D and Deep Color, the AVR 1650 lets you experience the next dimension in TV viewing - while Logic 7 processing creates an exhilarating 5.1 - channel 360-degrees soundstage for your movies, TV shows and games. With its four HDMI inputs, extensive video and audio connectivity, and the ability to connect with the optional Bridge IIIP for iPod/iPhone playback, the AVR 1650 gives you all the flexibility you need to configure your ideal home theater system. And since it's a Harman Kardon you know 60 years of engineering some of the world's most renowned audio systems will make for an incredible listening experience right in your own home.

From the Manufacturer

Step up your home entertainment experience.

As the perfect A/V receiver for budget-conscious film lovers and audiophile who is lookin for just a little bit more, the harman kardon® AVR 1650 has an impressive list of features designed to take your home entertainment to the next level. Thanks to HDMI® v.1.4a with 3-D, Deep Color and Audio Return Channel, this versatile receiver brings a multidimensional TV viewing experience to your living room, offering all the latest Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™ decoding technology and harman kardon Logic 7® processing, while creating an exhilarating 5.1-channel, 360-degree soundstage for your movies, TV shows and games. And with four HDMI inputs, extensive video and audio connectivity, and the ability to connect with a harman kardon The Bridge IIIP (available separately) for iPod/iPhone playback, the AVR 1650 gives you all the flexibility you need to configure a dream home theater system that truly blows people away.

harman kardon® AVR 1650 at a glance:

  • HDMI® v.1.4a with 3-D, Deep Color and Audio Return Channel
  • Powers a 95-watt, 5.1-channel surround-sound system
  • Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™ decoding
  • Logic 7 processing
  • The Bridge IIIP connectivity
  • EZSet/EQ™ equalization
  • Four HDMI inputs
  • Extensive video connectivity
  • Extensive audio connectivity
  • Color-coded binding post-speaker connectors
  • On-screen display (OSD)
  • Dot-matrix display and screen-saver function
  • Multidevice, programmable remote control
  • Headphone jack with HARMAN headphone surround mode
  • Upgradeable firmware via USB port
  • Detachable IEC power cord


  • The A/V receiver for film lovers/audiophiles looking for a little bit more.



    Welcome to the next dimension in home theater.

    Bring the latest cutting-edge thrills to your living room with HDMI® v.1.4a with 3-D, Deep Color and Audio Return Channel - as you experience the latest in 3-D home entertainment when combining the AVR 1650 with a 3-D TV and Blu-ray Disc™ recordings or cable or satellite sources. See your favorite films, TV shows and sporting events - broadcast in 3-D - with a depth never before experienced and be blown away by this spectacular new dimension in home theater viewing. One of the most respected harman kardon® features has always been foresight - and by integrating HDMI v.1.4a with 3-D into its latest line of receivers, harman kardon engineering continues to be a leader in this area.


    The AVR 1650 incorporates Harman Kardon's acclaimed high-current, ultrawide-bandwidth amplifier design for effortless and dynamic sound from whatever you might be listening to





    Powerful 5.1-channel surround sound.

    If you're going to kick-start the home theater of your dreams, a high-performance receiver - with at least five channels of surround-sound potential - is probably high on your wish list. That's what the AVR 1650 delivers, offering 95 watts per channel and the ability to power a full 5.1-channel surround-sound system. It also features high-current capability (HCC) and an ultrawide-bandwidth amplifier design for accurate, dynamic sound - so you can experience virtually the same spectacular sound effects at home as you do in your local cineplex.

    Enjoy the highest resolution sound and future proof connectivity from all of today's high definition sources
    Top-of-the-line audio technologies.

    When it comes to getting the cleanest sound and picture imaginable, the AVR 1650 delivers high-resolution audio to match the high-resolution digital video of the Blu-ray Disc™ format. Unlock the full potential of your Blu-ray Disc recordings - or any streamed HD media - with Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™ decoding. No matter what mode or mood you're in, you'll hear audio the way its creators intended - as you immerse yourself in a 360-degree surround soundstage. In addition, the AVR 1650 also benefits from having an HDMI® Audio Return Channel, which lets you listen to your TV's audio through your home theater system instead of through the TV speakers. This feature affects greater sound quality and ease of use - a benefit you're likely to appreciate along with the 30 FM/AM station presets, which let you enjoy all your favorite radio stations, without having to program them by yourself.

    Be surrounded with 360 degree sound no matter what the source with harman kardon's proprietary Logic 7 processing


    Surround yourself with superior Logic 7® processing.

    Offering multichannel sound for your movies, music and games, the AVR 1650 employs harman kardon® Logic 7® processing, which transforms conventional stereo sources (such as CDs or iPod devices) into 5.1-channel surround sound using algorithms all our own. The result? Optimal audio quality that makes something good into something spectacular - while engulfing you in a 360-degree soundscape. Whether you're listening to HDMI®, analog, component or S-Video sources, computer-based audio from a USB connection or even your iPod device via our The Bridge IIIP docking station (available separately), Logic 7 technology works adeptly to ensure you'll get a superior entertainment experience - without any hassles.



    Enjoy extensive connectivity and exhilarating audio - from practically any source.

    The AVR 1650 is equipped with four HDMI® inputs - enough to connect your entire system digitally. Highlighted by HDMI v.1.4a with 3-D, Deep Color and Audio Return Channel, the AVR 1650 maximizes your audio/video performance, reducing connection confusion while ensuring the greatest chance for compatibility with whatever audio/video equipment you're trying to connect. In addition, the AVR 1650 also has one component and three composite video inputs, which connect to legacy video sources - and even transcode analog video to HDMI video with a single connection to the TV. In other words, it's easier than ever to receive a high-definition signal from whatever video sources you want to be connected to.

    With extensive video and audio connectivity the AVR 1650 can deliver exhilirating sound from nearly any source
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    With three digital audio inputs and six analog audio outputs, the AVR 1650 ensures plenty of connections for your digital and analog audio source components. By allowing a connection to digital and analog recorders, you can experience a more exhilarating blend of music options than you might have thought possible. You can also connect the AVR 1650 to a powered subwoofer (through the subwoofer pre out) to generate some serious bass while benefitting from triple-crossover bass management.

    By integrating color-coded binding-post speaker connectors into its design, the AVR 1650 simplifies installation to just a few quick plug-ins - helping you avoid any frustrating connection errors. In addition, the AVR 1650 provides only the most secure of connections, accepting banana connectors, spade connectors, pin connectors and bare wire - so you have the utmost flexibility when it comes to setting up all kinds of other systems. This way, you can build out your system without experiencing any compatibility issues.


    Connect your iPod or iPhone to your home theater system with the optional Bridge IIIP dock.
    Play your iPod and/or iPhone device through your home theater system.

    Over the years, iPod and iPhone devices have redefined how you consume music, allowing you to take your favorite songs with you - wherever you go. And now, thanks to the AVR 1650 and a The Bridge IIIP docking station (available separately), you can experience these same digital tracks with better quality than ever - right at home. To do it, simply connect The Bridge IIIP to your iPod or iPhone device and AVR 1650 with a single cable - and, using the provided remote control, navigate your music and video libraries using the multilingual on-screen display (OSD). Your musical options will increase immediately - and instantly sound like never before. The Bridge IIIP can even play back video from your iPod or iPhone device as well as HD videos from iTunes media players in full high definition, automatically upscaling non-HD videos to the HD standard of 1080p, so you can achieve the best picture possible.


    EzSet/EQ ensures you will get the best possible sound out of your system in a few simple steps
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    Achieve the best possible audio performance.

    As a feature in the AVR 1650, EzSet/EQ™ calibration ensures you'll get the best possible audio performance out of your speakers - in any given listening area. Improve your home theater system's performance with the touch of a button by setting speaker volume, proper speaker balance and timing for 5.1-channel surround-sound speakers. By automatically measuring the frequency-response peaks and valleys in the listening room using the calibrated microphone (included), EzSet/EQ processing allows for a precise, compensating equalization curve to help your system gain extraordinary sonic accuracy. And even though the EzSet/EQ system may sound complicated to set up, it's not. Just connect the microphone to your AVR 1650 receiver and follow the on-screen instructions. In a few simple steps, EzSet/EQ equalization will automatically tailor sound to your specific room conditions, sending it directly toward listeners in the most ideal position - ear level for a seated listener.


    Enjoy private listening through a headphone jack.

    With 5.1 channels and 95-watts of power per channel, the AVR 1650 can help fill any room of the house with the spectacular sounds of Hollywood entertainment. But what if you want to have a more intimate, private listening experience? Then you'll want to use the AVR 1650 headphone jack with HARMAN headphone surround mode, which creates a realistic 5.1-channel surround-sound experience - from a single set of stereo headphones. Benefit from one-on-one listening -without sacrificing any precious sound quality - as you experience Hollywood thrills without disturbing others.

    A convienient on-screen display makes setup and use of the AVR 1650 simple.

    Easy-to-navigate on-screen display.

    In addition to its impressive list of cutting-edge features, the AVR 1650 also has a user-friendly, multilingual on-screen display (OSD) with great visibility, making the receiver easy to set up and use - even for novices. Offering simplicity, connectivity and superb quality, the on-screen display makes communicating with your AVR 1650 a surprisingly uncomplicated experience.


    Take control with a multidevice, programmable remote.

    There's nothing more frustrating than a coffee table stacked with more remote controls than coffee-table books. That's why the AVR 1650 simplifies your life by including a multi-device programmable IR remote control that's capable of directing your TV, cable boxes, satellite tuners and home theater - from one adept device. With its impressive, ergonomic design, the backlit remote control also works seamlessly with the AVR 1650's multilingual on-screen display to guide you through system setup - to get you up and running with the greatest of ease.




    The front panel USB input for upgrades ensures your AVR 1650 is staying on top of technology



    Upgrade your system with ease.

    Keep your AVR 1650 up-to-date by setting it to receive the latest software upgrades automatically - the moment they become available - via the multilingual on-screen (OSD). Update your AVR 1650 to simplify and improve its operation and ensure it is consistently running in line with its potential. It's the perfect way to protect your investment - while taking advantage of future technological advances that help you stay relevant and up to speed.





    For more than 50 years, Harman Kardon products have been delivering great sound and extraordinary design




    harman kardon - a legacy of sound achievement

    The harman kardon AVR 1650 is the perfect home theater component for consumers looking to experience a high-quality A/V receiver with cutting-edge capabilities - including 3-D - at a budget-conscious price point. Striking the balance among modern design, versatility and audio ingenuity, the AVR 1650 is a true embodiment of the harman kardon spirit of innovation - a tradition celebrated by home theater enthusiasts across the world for almost 60 years.

    From the world's first stereo receiver (the Festival® TA230) to the multimedia masterpiece that became part of the permanent collection at New York City's Museum of Modern Art (the SoundSticks® desktop audio system), harman kardon engineers have consistently advanced the science of sound, developing magnificent audio products that are dedicated to quality, durability and generating rave reviews from audiophiles.








    What's in the Box

    harman kardon AVR 1650 receiver, power cord, remote control, AM antenna, FM antenna, AAA batteries

    Spec Sheet




    Receiver Step Up Chart

      AVR 1565
    AVR 1650
    AVR 2650
    AVR 3650
    Enjoy powerful, high-current amplification 70 watts X 5 95 watts X 5 95 watts X 7 110 watts X 7
    Extensive HDMI connectivity
    • 3 HDMI 1.4a inputs
    • 4 HDMI 1.4a inputs
    • Audio Return Channel
    • 5 HDMI 1.4a inputs
    • Audio Return Channel
    • 6 HDMI 1.4a inputs
    • Front panel HDMI
    • Audio Return Channel
    Enjoy the best HD picture quality from all sources
    • Full 1080p up-scaling
    • Full 1080p up-scaling
    • Full 1080p up-scaling
    • Full control to adjust picture by source to keep picture quality consistent
    • Full 1080p up-scaling
    • Full control to adjust picture by source to keep picture quality consistent
    Enjoy the best high definition experience when using a Blu-ray Disc® player
    • Dolby® True HD and DTS Master Audio™ decoding
    • Deep Color
    • 3D-Ready
    • Dolby® True HD and DTS Master Audio™ decoding
    • Deep Color
    • 3D-Ready
    • Dolby® True HD and DTS Master Audio™ decoding
    • Deep Color
    • 3D-Ready
    • Dolby® True HD and DTS Master Audio™ decoding
    • Deep Color
    • 3D-Ready
    Have easy system setup and control
    • Text based OSD
    • Text based OSD
    • 1080p User Interface with full color graphics
    • 1080p User Interface with full color graphics
    Set preferred listening volume with Dolby® Volume circuitry    
    Play music and movies from your iPod® or iPhone®
    • Mini auxilliary input
    • Optional Bridge IIIP™ iPod® dock for full audio / video playback and control
    • Optional Bridge IIIP™ iPod® dock for full audio / video playback and control
    • Optional Bridge IIIP™ iPod® dock for full audio / video playback and control
    Stream music from both your home network and Internet radio stations    
    Have easy speaker setup and Room Correction  
    • EzSet/EQ™ auto calibration microphone
    • EzSet/EQ™ auto calibration microphone
    • EzSet/EQ™ auto calibration microphone
    Enjoy sound in another part of your house    
    • Assignable channels
    • Pre-amp out for Zone 2
    • Assignable channels
    • Pre-amp out for Zone 2

    Product Details

    • Product Dimensions: 13.9 x 17.1 x 6.5 inches ; 20.1 pounds
    • Shipping Weight: 24.2 pounds
    • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
    • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
    • ASIN: B00548SKMI
    • Item model number: AVR 1650
    • Batteries 4 AAA batteries required. (included)
    • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #76,833 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
    • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
    • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 4, 2011

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    Customer Reviews

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    54 of 62 people found the following review helpful By M. Morim on December 13, 2011
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    This really is one of the best buys you can make for a mid-range receiver these days.
    It does not compare to some of the more expensive and powerful receivers out there but for what you pay here you are getting amazing value.

    Connectivity:
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    This is one of the most important feature for a lot of people so I'll start here:
    The receiver has 4Xhdmi inputs which is very impressive for a $400 receiver, it also boasts 6 RCA inputs, 2 optical inputs, one coaxial input, an rgb component input and 1 hdmi out.
    all in all, a very good selection. It also has an optional input for an IIIP docking station for an iphone but that is not included and costs a whopping $130 ([...]).
    This is quite a disappointment for me but I was able to connect my *ANDROID* phone using a simple 3.5mm headphone jack to rca converter (costs $1.22 at [...]).

    Sound Quality:
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I have it connected to a set of 5.1 Harman Kardon speakers and the sound is quite good, the bass is actually amazing (even surpasses my Denon AVR-988 in the quality of the bass).
    The mid-tones and high tones could stand to be a bit more precise and separated, but not more so than any other receiver in that price neighborhood.

    Ease of use:
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    1. Installation: was actually very easy, the colored sockets made it very easy to know which speaker I'm connecting right now and that the polarity is correct (this was of course helped by me having the HK speakers which were color coded in the same way).
    The setup and tuning was a breeze thanks to the EZSet EQ calibration.
    2. Remote Control: average remote control, nothing to write home about, but it is programmable so that can be nice for some people.
    3.
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    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Ronald R. Eckiss on October 9, 2012
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    My old Sony surround amp did not successfully survive the move to the new house. Since I had a Harman Kardon stereo amp I decided to buy this amp for the surround sound system in my new media room. I am not disappointed. The entire system was very easy to hook up to my new 3-D plasma TV. Four HDMI inputs were just right for all of my components. The remote is clear and easy to use. The sound from my Bose speakers is crisp, clear and most of the time too loud for my wife. Bass thru the powered sub rocks the whole house.
    The included microphone for balancing the entire system in the room worked great. When you set in the mid point of the room you hear all of the sounds from each speaker, perfectly balanced as you are supposed to. I did not want to set up a 7.1 system. 5.1 is fine with me.
    For the money this is a very good amp.
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    7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By charles on July 4, 2013
    The bottom line is if your AVR gives you the sound and music that you like. The HK AVR 1650 delivers. I have some classic TIME WINDOWS 1a and some bookshelf DCM speakers. I have been using a very old and heavy ONKYO receiver for a long time and needed a replacement AVR. This HK 1650 definitely is an improvement the only problem is that if you start using cheaper speakers like the BIC center channel for $ 40 bucks or the BIC 8inch subwoofer for $ 90 bucks they will not do well with my current system. I had to return both of these speakers. The higher grade AVR requires higher grade speakers to take advantage of this AVR. I love the EZ set up that has a cone receiver to pick up the volume of all the speaker inputs and self adjusts and self equalizes the speakers. The cone receiver is included in the box. The only gripe I have with Amazon is their pricing ...you can get the HK AVR 1650 for only $ 199.00 at FRYs Electronics.

    8/11/2013. Update on my HK AVR---- still working well with no issues. Note, there is a USB port on the front right panel, this is supposedly for possible future firmware updates. However, I have noticed the unit tends to get hot on the right top side close behind the large volume dial. Looking down at the unit there is large heat sink running across front panel behind the volume dial. I purchased a Thermaltake Mobile Fan II External USB Cooling Fan ...plug it into the USB port and run it along the right side vents.....this will keep your unit cool and hopefully prolong and protect your investment. Remember heat is a nasty enemy for electronics. Better safe now then sorry later!
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    10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Eddie on October 20, 2011
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    This baby rocks. Hooked it to 2 pairs of Sony SS-F6000 in front and surround positions and a Sony SS-CN5000 in the center and now I'm looking forward to get evicted from my apartment complex ;) Sweet natural Harman response and super clean looks. The only missing feature is a tape2 monitor section for external EQ but I guess that's asking for a 2 decades return in time. But as long as you have analog inputs you can always overdose yourself with those nice altered frequency responses anyway, just not for the tuner, but I dont listen to the crap they air on the radio so I'm good so far. This one doesn't run hot as previous models I had (I even used to have a couple of 4" fans on top of my AVRII back in the day) so that's good news since I live in Florida and I don't need another heater in the living room, the one up in the sky is more than enough!! Do yourself a favour though and get a set of loudspeakers, not one of the little H/T sets they sell. Sure, loudspeakers are big but sound quality too. I just wonder how much nicer would this sound with Polks instead of the Sonys.
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