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Harman Kardon AVR 1700 5.1-Channel Network-Connected Audio/Video Receiver with AirPlay

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  • 5.1-channel sound at 100 watts per channel
  • DLNA 1.5 certified connectivity enables the AVR 1700 to stream audio from compatible devices onto your home network
  • Control the receiver through your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet
  • USB port for music-file playback and system upgrades
  • AirPlay allows you to stream music wirelessly from your iOS devices and from the iTunes service through your AVR 1700 for superb sound.
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Product Specifications

Brand NameHarman Kardon
Output Wattage100
Special FeaturesDLNA Certified 1.5 Ethernet connectivity, AirPlay enabled, Front-panel USB port, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding, vTuner Internet radio

Technical Details

  • DLNA Certified 1.5 Ethernet connectivity
  • AirPlay enabled
  • Front-panel USB port
  • Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding
  • vTuner Internet radio

Product Description

Product Description

The Harman Kardon AVR 1700 has virtually everything that you want in an audio/video receiver. Do you want sheer power? The AVR 1700 has 100 watts per channel. Want a variety of entertainment sources? The receiver includes vTuner Internet radio, DLNA 1.5 and AirPlay for wireless reception of your music and HDMI inputs for DVDs, HDTV, Blu-ray Disc media and video games. How about a system that's easy to use? A mobile app, remote control and intuitive menu system offer sheer simplicity. With all of these features and famously superb Harman Kardon audio, the AVR 1700 offers spectacular entertainment

From the Manufacturer

Harman Kardon AVR 1700

Network-connected audio/video receiver with 5.1 channels Featuring AirPlay®, six HDMI® inputs with 3D and Audio Return Channel.

Beautiful and Powerful. Harman Kardon AVR 1700 delivers everything you dreamt for in an AVR. Innovative materials and breakthrough engineering have always set Harman Kardon products at the top. Be prepared for accuracy and detail that may surprise you. The AVR 1700 – which incorporates the very best in high-end design and proven technology – is becoming one of the world’s most recognized and admired.

Harman Kardon AVR 1700 at a glance:

  • HDMI with 3D, Audio Return Channel, CEC and Deep Color
  • Powerful 5.1-channel surround system
  • Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™ decoding
  • DLNA Certified® 1.5 Ethernet connectivity
  • AirPlay enabled
  • Front-panel USB port plays MP3 and WMA files, and connects to iOS® devices
  • Control applications for Apple® and Android™ products
  • HARMAN headphone surround mode

Key Features

5.1-channel sound at 100 watts per channel

Harman Kardon engineers have built the AVR 1700 audio/video receiver for a premium home theater experience, with the ability to fill the air with astonishing sound at 100 watts per channel. Speaking of the channels: With 5.1 of them, plus connections for a subwoofer, the AVR 1700 immerses you in a true surround-sound environment.

DLNA 1.5 certified connectivity

Hear your networked media sources as never before in pitch-perfect surround sound. DLNA 1.5 enables the AVR 1700 to stream audio and video from compatible devices onto your home network via Ethernet connection, allowing you to enjoy them at a quality that you would not have thought possible.

HARMAN Music Manager (available as a free download)

This free, downloadable software enables your AVR 1700 to enjoy DLNA compatibility with your Mac OS devices or Windows® operating system. And it helps organize and clean up the cover art on your music files.

AirPlay

Hear how truly amazing your streaming music can sound. AirPlay allows you to stream music wirelessly from your iOS® devices and from the iTunes service through your AVR 1700 for superb sound.

Eco-friendly design

Lighter. Greener. Louder. The AVR 1700 uses a custom-designed digital power supply that delivers the amplifier power and superior sound that you expect from Harman Kardon products, without requiring hefty transformers. The result is the same power as conventional designs with a lower overall carbon footprint impact.

EzSet/EQ calibration

The Harman Kardon EzSet/EQ system automatically sets key system parameters and fine-tunes the AVR 1700’s sound to your specific listening room with the press of a few buttons.

USB port for music-file playback and system upgrades

Your AVR 1700 doesn’t need a docking station. Instead, its front-panel USB port allows an easy-access connection point for any iOS devices. It even lets you access music stored on a flash drive. Furthermore, the included AVR remote gives you a convenient way to control any connected device.

HDMI inputs with 3D and Deep Color

3D movies play as vividly and realistically in your home as they would in a movie theater, thanks to the AVR 1700’s advanced HDMI connectivity. Experience everything from a 3D TV to a 3D Blu-ray Disc recording with an astonishing level of realism.<./p>

Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding

Hear films on your AVR 1700 the way the filmmakers intended you to hear them – no matter which spot you get on the couch. Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™ decoding create an immersive, high-resolution sound environment that matches the high-resolution HDMI video from HD sources such as Blu-ray Disc recordings.

vTuner Internet radio

Enjoy your favorite radio stations, podcasts and Internet-only programming from around the globe in outstanding surround sound on your AVR 1700. vTuner® Internet radio gives you quick, easy access to your favorite online stations.

HK remote control app

Downloadable from the iTunes store, the free Harman Kardon remote control app allows you to transform your smartphone or tablet into an easy-to-use remote control. Compatible with most iOS and Android™ devices, the app’s high-definition graphical user interface gives you full control of your AVR 1700 and all of its connected media through the convenience of your favorite portable device.

Exclusive Design

Clean and Dynamic, one-of-a-kind look makes a dramatic design statement in any room. JBL Studio 590 is available in black finish.


Product Specs

Technical Specifications    
Stereo mode continuous average power 100 watts/ch, 1kHz, <0.1% THD, both channels driven @ 8 ohms. 6-ohm certified
Multichannel power 100 watts/ch, 20Hz driven @ 8 ohms, 1kHz <0.1% THD
Bandwidth @ 1W (+0dB/–3dB) 10Hz – 100kHz
Input sensitivity/impedance (line-in) 250mV/27 ohms
Signal-to-noise ratio (IHF-A) 100dB
High instantaneous current capability (HCC) ± 34 amps
Television format NTSC
Input and Output level/impedance 1Vp-p/75 ohms
Power consumption 260W maximum
Dimensions (H x W x D) 17-5/16" x 6-1/2" x 13-13/16" (440mm x 165mm x 350mm)
Weight 12.8 lb (5.8kg)






Powerful and versatile yet easy to use.

The Harman Kardon® AVR 1700 has virtually everything that you want in an audio/video receiver. Do you want sheer power? The AVR 1700 has 100 watts per channel. Want a variety of entertainment sources? The receiver includes vTuner® Internet radio, DLNA® 1.5 and AirPlay for wireless reception of your music and HDMI® inputs for DVDs, HDTV, Blu-ray Disc™ media and video games. How about a system that’s easy to use? A mobile app, remote control and intuitive menu system offer sheer simplicity. With all of these features and famously superb Harman Kardon audio, the AVR 1700 offers spectacular entertainment.




Product Details

User Manual [1.77mb PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 18.3 x 21.8 x 10.5 inches ; 12 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 18 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B009HB2USI
  • Item model number: AVR 1700
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (181 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,376 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 26, 2012

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Customer Reviews

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60 of 65 people found the following review helpful By Brian on January 1, 2013
Coming from the highly regarded Harman Kardon avr 330 and needed hdmi support as well as Dolby digital plus for my Roku. I adore the powerful sound of my 330 and was concerned i would have to lose that classic h/k sound.

The 1700 still has that h/k sound... Its sound is colourful, weighted and powerful! The imaging and detail with music in 2 ch stereo is exceptional and is better than my 330. Movies in 5.1 is impressive as well. Ezset eq did a great job setting my speakers. I never liked my sub all that much but the avr1700 automatically eq'ed my sub and it'sa much tighter sound.

I love the simplicity of this avr. Its a huge value because your not paying for all the nonsense frills you pay for in other avrs. Its a powerful amp with all the audio decoders you need. Video and 3d is passed through so your tv can handle the processing.

Pros:
Excellent sound quality!!! Warm and detailed sound
Power
All the modern hi-rez audio decoders
HDMI works great (arc, 3d pass through, etc...)
EZset/Eq - Eq's all your speakers including the sub based on your room's acoustics.
Absolute silent operation...starts up immediatley with zero sound
It's light
GUI is excellent - a simple to use menu overlays your screen
Price!
Plain 2 channel stereo imaging and detail is exceptional
Logic 7! Don't think I could ever give that up
Networking / air...although I use my connected squeezebox instead

Cons:
Your wife will now expect you to pay very little for your audio equipment.

$346 here is a great value. Best buy has been going back and forth between $299 an even $199... which is the best bang for the buck receiver you'll find! I would have been happy if I paid $599 full retail for the sound and reliability alone.
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167 of 203 people found the following review helpful By Walter Katz on March 8, 2013
I am (well, I was until I purchased this AVR) a fan of Harman Kardon gear. This was my third one. It was supposed to replace an old but faithful HK AVR 235. The old one did not have any HDMI inputs or latest decoders. Otherwise I wouldn't have upgraded to AVR 1700.
I purchased it from a brick and mortar store. First feeling after unboxing the receiver is that it is too light. But I have heard that HK is moving towards green hardware, hence the lightness. I thought "well, if it sounds as well as the old AVR 235, this light weight is only a plus". Still, looking at the new AVR left me with an impression that it was some cheap imitation, not the real thing. It looked like an in-store fake i-phone or Bluray player. You know what I am talking about: the empty look-alike shells that stores put on the shelves for loss prevention. The amount I paid for the AVR 1700 told me otherwise - the price was right there on the receipt!
The remote control left me puzzled. No backlighting? It looked like a replica of a replica of my old AVR remote. The AVR back connections look ridiculously simple, almost bare. But after a closer look you notice that everything you would need in a base model AVR is there, except for one or two composite inputs, may be. Some source gear doesn't have HDMI outputs, but still has composite ones. One might argue that composite outputs are obsolete, but the AVR 1700 has analog video plugs, which are even older. But still, this is not a major loss. There are enough HDMI inputs here for a modest home theater installation.
After connecting it I decided to calibrate it. The AVR did an excellent job configuring itself. I connected my XBOX360 and an HD DVR.
The movies and TV broadcasts are fine, except for one very annoying feature.
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67 of 85 people found the following review helpful By Mark Twain on December 14, 2012
Having issues with a previous receiver, I decided it was time to upgrade. Only in technical terms this was not an upgrade, rather a horizontal move more towards having an internet connected receiver and some of the more recent sound decoding qualities available.

First, it is paired with a Bose Acoustimass 6 system, which now sounds BETTER than it ever did on a higher end receiver that uses Audyssey tuning. This is only a 5.1 system, and frankly there aren't many movies out that even have 7.1, so when it comes to watching something like The Rise of the Dark Knight, it sounds amazing.

If anyone knows why this one sounds better, I am all ears, because the Denon AVR 1907 now sounds sweet with my friend's high end large speaker set up.

There is something of a confusing element to this receiver that people may not realize; that the HK does not use a traditional transformer and therefore weighs a lot less. This is a deliberately GREEN approach in sound production that in no way takes away from the power or quality.

Connecting to iTunes is done wirelessly of course, as long as you have the receiver connected directly with a router port via ethernet, or an adapter, the latter of which I am unsure is compatible.
Once connected, the little AirPlay symbol in iTunes makes the connection. It is SO easy once you've got it figured out. Yes, the manual is online in PDF.

One of the best things is the high quality internet radio streaming from stations all over the world. I've listened to German Klassics, Dub, Christmas music in a wide variety, and Christian stations from which there are a plethora to choose.
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