High quality Audio Video Receiver with outstanding sound from Harmon Kardon
10 August 2014
Summary: Outstanding sound, which is why I purchased this in the first place. As others have noted, don't let the 45Watts per channel fool you--the sound quality is strong, clear, and excellent in every way. I'm no techie, but I know a quality product when I see one. This is one, and it is a great value too.
Summary: this one has no HDMIs abut will give give you Digital DTS and Dolby, for the price, you get a high-end quality that is comparable to $1,000 receivers! the surround is clear and powerful, and the design is elegant and modern!!
Summary: O.K., I TOOK EVERYONE'S ADVICE AND PURCHASED ONE OF THESE RECEIVERS...LET'S SEE, IN THE FIRST WEEK, THE REMOTE STOPPED WORKING AND THE SALES PEOPLE TOLD ME TO JUST GO AHEAD AND BUY ANOTHER REMOTE...GEEE WHIZ GUYS...THANK'S A LOT! NOW TO THE OTHER PROBLEMS....YOU MUST, I REPEAT, YOU MUST HAVE AN ADVANCED DEGREE IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING JUST TO OPERATE THIS THING FOR SWITCHING BETWEEN YOUR DVD/VCR/AM/FM/ETC. WHAT A FREGGING HEAD-ACHE!
Summary: Does everything I need it to do. The AVR145 is a great entry level 5.1 channel receiver if you don't need: audio over HDMI, HDMI upconverting, 7.1, etc. The sound is great and supplies more than enough power for my JBL Venue Series floorstanding Stadium and Tour speakers. Manual setup is also very easy. Definitely recommended if you are on a budget.
Summary: The quality of the sound is great! I am definitely not using all the features. I have it driving a Bose Acoustimass 6 speaker system, and I am very happy with the sound. As all the HK systems look similar, I was confused regarding which features the 145 actually had, and thought it had HDMI interface. It does not, but my Toshiba HDTV has 3 HDMI inputs, so I don't need any more anyway.
Summary: Just bought this to bring life to my system. Running Polk audio bookshelf speakers as the front channels, pioneer's as the rears and center. Mirage Omni S8 sub set up in a small apartment living room. The AVR 145 brings everything you would expect from Harman/Kardon. The highs are crisp and clean and the lows are smooth. Don't let the low wattage scare you (because watts are not important, amps are important.
Summary: I owned a Sony STR-DE695 6.1 receiver which was rated at 100 watts per channel for my upstairs AV room. Despite those seemingly impressive specs, something seemed to be missing. I decided to get an HK having owned one before and I knew that their power was rated honestly. Let me tell you, my new HK at 40 per channel is like my Sony at 180 per channel. The difference is unbelievable. I now realize how much Sony either overrates their power or HK underrates.
Summary: The HK AVR 145 is by far the best surround receiver in it's price range: quality build, well thought out controls, easy set up, and superb sound. Don't let the power ratings fool you, this baby puts out clean honest watts to all chanels; it blew away my Kenwood rated at over twice the power. Great buy, highly recommended.
Summary: A l'heure de bientot remplacer mon AVR145 contre un modèle hdmi, toujours de la même marque, je vais vous dire pourquoi je pense rester fidèle à cette marque. Cet appareil se trouve assez difficilement, même d'occasion, preuve du contentement des acheteurs. (contactez moi on ne sait jamais...) historique "Harman Kardon" (H/K) est une marque américaine du groupe "Harman International Industrie", qui regroupe plusieurs noms comme "JBL", "Infinity", "Lexicon",..
Pros: son dynamique, design moderne, connectique complète