Harman Kardon has a wide variety of interesting and attractively priced AV receivers, which are ideal for a home theater of more moderate proportions. Here you can find Harman Kardon AVR 1510S review with a detailed description of all the best features and specifics of the receiver.
Sleek and black. However, the face of it is not exactly as thin as the photo shows, but it's still has a minimalist design. Adding to the minimalist effect is that you can turn all the lights off in the front of the receiver while it's still on and functioning. The set-up allows you to view the menu on the receiver when doing things such as changing radio stations, adjusting the volume, switching from one HDMI input to another, etc. Then the lights shut off (except the power light), but everything is still functioning. If you are going for the "less is more" type of look in your home theater design, this one will fit right in, or you can choose to leave the lights on.
The vTuner function works flawlessly; radio stations from all over the globe. At 75 wpc, it's got more than enough power for my set-up, which is in a medium sized living room. With 5 discreet amps inside, the separation for the surround channels is handled well. You can hear this in the audio detail. The Harman Kardon AVR 1510S specs can kick some distortion free fanny when turned up to full blast range. There are so many different adjustments you can make to the sound, that you are bound to find a setting best suited for you.
Powers itself off, so you don't waste energy. Lightweight and no fans whirring in the background while you watch your movies. Heat? No issue there so far. It does get somewhat warm, but not enough to cause concern. There is extensive ventilation on the top and sides of the receiver, so as long as you don't cover them up, it shouldn't be an issue.
For serious audiophile the sound quality of this AV receiver is fantastic. The HK certainly delivers in sound quality. In two channel mode, music is full and rich sounding. You will be surprised at such performance considering the low price and small physical size.
Plenty of wattages to drive big speakers, excellent sound reproduction, and a stylish look (for receivers, anyway) are the strong points of this great little amp. Negatives are the lack of workable pass-through (you will need to turn on the amp to watch your TV unless you devise a workaround involving another Monitor input), lack of bells and whistles such as an extra set of output terminals, and not as much ability to adjust the sound as slightly more expensive amps. If you don't need extra features, this is a smart buy!
Setup never seems to go smoothly for me and manuals are often more confusing than helpful to the middle-aged like myself and this was no exception.
The inexpensive AVR 1510 from Harman Kardon is well equipped, looks great and makes everything sound right. Thanks to its compact size it is perfect for the living room and will bring you a big pleasure while using the receiver.