Harman Kardon AVR 1610S review & specs

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Harman Kardon AVR 1610S

The Harman Kardon AVR 1610S review is aimed at reviewing the main characteristics, performance estimation, and the sound quality of the AVR 1610S from Harman Kardon which supports all popular sound formats and has a wide frequency range (20 Hz-20 kHz).

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Design

The receiver has a black metal body with a plastic front panel. The case has air vents on the top and side. The front panel is divided alongside the glossy and matte parts. There is display and controller at the glossy part. A number of function buttons as if it separates the front panel. On the matte surface, there is only the manufacturer's logo, hidden the USB port, and microphone jack under the cap.

Features

Harman Kardon AVR 1610S has the HARMAN TrueStream technology, which guarantees maximum sound quality when streaming via Bluetooth. And thanks to the AVR 1610S modern amplifiers, it is possible to arrange sound design in one more room without extra amplifiers.

Performance

Harman Kardon 1610S is a 5.1-channel with a power per channel of 85W. One of the important particularities of Harman Kardon AVR 1610S specs is the special wide bandwidth, which guarantees surprisingly pure and precise sound, and stunning clearness, even at maximum volume. Due to the exclusive technology Natural Sound Processing, this receiver will provide you with a rich and surround sound from any source.

Sound Quality

The AVR 1610S produces high-quality sound and fully unleashes the possibility of tracks recorded using Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio technologies. To create deep and clear sound, you can slightly increase high frequencies and use both ports to subwoofers. According to every type of acoustics, the receiver can be configured and save all the settings.

Connectivity

The 1610S has a standard kit of inputs for the connection, as for the affordable receiver. 6 HDMI inputs with 3D support, including 1 MHL input for mobile devices, and 2 HDMI outputs provide more than the average user needs. Also, the receiver has an Ethernet port for the implementation of AirPlay and DLNA functionality. The receiver has only Bluetooth for streaming audio from portable devices.

Setup

The receiver is easy to configure. The HARMAN EzSet / EQ III automatic tuning technology allows you to set up the sound levels of the AVR 1610S, distance to speakers, and frequency correction to optimize the sound characteristics depending on the concrete sound system and room characteristics. The technology has simple navigation and uses an external microphone.

Conclusion

Harman Kardon AVR 1610S is a device from a well-known company for true admirers of music, who need maximum performance, versatility, and impressive power: 450W.

Common features

Product

Harman Kardon AVR 1610S

Model

AVR 1610S

Brand

Harman Kardon

Rating

3.7 of 5

Reviews

21

Amplifier

Total output power

450 W

Output power per channel

85 W

Output impedance per channel

8 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.1 %

Number of channels

5

Signal-to-noise ratio

98 dB

Functions

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Audio formats

AAC

AIFF

Apple lossless

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS:X

Dolby Atmos

Dolby digital plus

Dolby surround

Dolby true HD

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent

Colour

black

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

IEEE 802.3

IEEE 802.3u

Signal processing

HDMI pass-through

up to 4K

Video conversion/scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

Connector type

AV inputs

5

Optical digital inputs

1

Coaxial digital inputs

1

HDMI inputs

5

HDMI outputs

1

Optical digital outputs

has not

Coaxial digital outputs

has not

Subwoofer outputs

1

USB

1

Phones

1

Media content source

Bluetooth

Network

USB-host

Radio

Tuner type

digital

Tuner bands

AM/FM

Preset station

40

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

Three-zone capability

Advanced sound retriever (ASR) technology

Apple air-play support

Audio return channel (ARC)

Bi-amplifying

Auto power off

Pure direct mode

Dual-zone capability

Smartphone remote control

Sound features

Audio D/A converter

24bit / 192kHz

Surround sound effects

Surround system class

5.1 channel

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption

450 W

Standby power consumption

0.5 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions

15.8 x 21.3 x 9.1 inches

Weight

14.55 pounds
Harman Kardon AVR 1610S
Harman Kardon AVR 1610S

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