Harman Kardon HK 3700 review & specs

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Harman Kardon HK 3700

Looking for a receiver that will suit your needs perfectly have a look at Harman Kardon HK 3700 review, as it has all the necessary information about the pros and cons of this unit. Good looking, powerful HK 3700 worth seeing and listening to. With such a productivity that integrates into this receiver, the thorough audiophiles even will be satisfied.

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Design

The AVR 3700 uses digital-switching Class D amplifiers to provide its power. Since Class D amplifiers operate more efficiently than A/B designs, they don’t need the large power transformers and supply capacitors needed for traditional amp topologies.

Features

Striking Harman Kardon design leverages quality materials in a 2-channel, 170-watt stereo receiver with ultra-low distortion High-resolution DAC, featuring a 24-bit/192kHz sampling rate Complete connectivity including a phono input, FM/AM radio, home network DLNA, iOS Direct with built-in DAC (digital-to-analog converter).

Performance

It has ample power to drive most speakers, even most floor speakers, and at .07% THD the power itself is quite clean. It's not ultra clean, but it's clean. And it's certainly more than clean enough for anyone who isn't a hardcore audiophile. If you are only going to use analog inputs or the limited digital capability it has, this is a pretty nice AMP, probably good for the money.

Sound Quality

The equalizer works in the digital domain where it doesn’t hurt anything. It works for you no matter whether you are using the analog or the digital outputs on your computer. This type of equalizer is free – it comes with the software for your sound chip. There are a couple other ALC audio chips that are even better! Your software will also have an L-R balance control which the HK doesn’t have. Phase linearity is definitely the signature H/K. As for volume, this unit gets plenty loud.

Connectivity

The USB input works with Apple i-devices, and with thumb drives which are a FAT32 file system. The USB won’t work with any Windows computer because Windows uses the NTFS file system.

The network connection is by an RJ45 port (cat5 cable) that is DLNA compatible, which, if you don’t already know what that is, better read the section in the manual (download from HK web site) about it.

Unfortunately, there are no digital optical or digital coax inputs, which are the easiest to use and most widely used for digital audio, just plug in the cable and go.

Setup

Very light and easy to install. Works perfectly except when trying to connect an android cell phone to the USB port. It's worth noting you are more or less going to operate this unit purely from the remote, and it's not the most intuitive control scheme, but as time goes on you’ll gain some decent dexterity.

Conclusion

All in all, I really like this stereo receiver. It's very attractive looking, and although it has shortcomings, they're relatively minor, Harman Kardon HK 3700 specs mean much more. And at its current price point, it's definitely worth considering. There's a lot about this stereo receiver to like, and I am quite confident you'll be pleased with it.

Common features

Product

Harman Kardon HK 3700

Model

HK 3700

Brand

Harman Kardon

Rating

3.4 of 5

Reviews

44

Functions

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Amplifier class

Audio formats

AAC

AIFF

Apple lossless

DSD

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS neural:X

DTS-HD master audio

DTS:X

Dolby atmos

Dolby digital plus

Dolby surround

Dolby true HD

Power device

Operational power consumption

310 W

Standby power consumption

0.5 W

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent

Colour

black

Amplifier

Total output power

190 W

Output power per channel

85 W

Output impedance per channel

8 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.07 %

Number of channels

2

Signal-to-noise ratio

100 dB

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

IEEE 802.3

IEEE 802.3u

Signal processing

HDMI pass-through

Video conversion/scaling

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

Connector type

AV inputs

Optical digital inputs

2

Coaxial digital inputs

1

HDMI inputs

has not

HDMI outputs

has not

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 qty

40

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

AIR Studios monitor certification

Three-zone capability

X.v.Color

Advanced sound retriever (ASR) technology

Apple air-play support

Audio return channel (ARC)

Bi-amplifying

Deep color

MCACC Pro

Auto power off

Pure direct mode

Dual-zone capability

Smartphone remote control

Sound features

Sound output mode

Stereo Sound

Audio D/A converter

24bit / 192kHz

Surround sound effects

has not

Surround system class

2.0 channel

Digital sound processor (DSP)

DSP preset qty

has not

Digital content protection

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Dimensions

Shipping size

21.1 x 15.4 x 8.5 inches

Product weight

13.23 pounds

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