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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
harman kardon AVR 1650 receiver, power cord, remote control, AM antenna, FM antenna, AAA batteries
| 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|| || || || |
|Enjoy the best HD picture quality from all sources|| || || || |
|Enjoy the best high definition experience when using a Blu-ray Disc® player|| || || || |
|Have easy system setup and control|| || || || |
|Set preferred listening volume with Dolby® Volume circuitry|
|Play music and movies from your iPod® or iPhone®|| || || || |
|Stream music from both your home network and Internet radio stations|
|Have easy speaker setup and Room Correction|| || || |
|Enjoy sound in another part of your house|| || |
This unit has great sound, but setup is very cumbersome, and HK customer service is absolutely awful. Read morePublished 5 days ago by bdub13
I've used this receiver for about 4 years and it's done the trick for me. If you want the highest possible sound quality, use an external DAC. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Briton Claridge
I have had this unit a little over two years before it failed. Surprising given that the Sony that it replaced had been working fine for 25 years. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Listener
Great Receiver....it was received in perfect condition and the sound is amazing....Published 4 months ago by AM
This one works just fine. Tried a Pioneer and had to send it back POSPublished 10 months ago by Rod Simonian
Sounds great, what else can I say. I've had it over a year and the surround is super. I don't have to adjust anything but the volume.Published 16 months ago by Cajun Boy
I've always have been a Harmon kardon person. It sounds awesome with my speakers and surround system. The sound is better than being at the movies. Read morePublished 17 months ago by John Stalle
I have had the unit for 3 weeks now and have not been able to use the remote to turn the thing OFF or ON. Read morePublished 18 months ago by roger
Fantastic AV Receiver, a Breeze to set up, and the sound quality is phenomenal. I couldn't be happier. The Price that Amazon offered was an additional bonus.Published 19 months ago by SWERV_GRIFFIN