Summary: This is my third HK receiver. I also have the HK 3490 and the HK1610. I just really like the warm sound that they have. This one has the Logic7 surround sound mode which is awesome. It has just enough power for my large game/family room. I don't use the airplay or v-tuner options, because I stream with TV and Roku, so I can't really comment on that. But everything that I have done with it has worked great.
The surround sound is amazing. Spot on center voice audio and the surround ...
Katherine J. Atkins, Amazon
14 August 2014
Summary: I am just commenting on sound quality. I have not used the air play or networking features. Using this in a home theater setup with a 1080 3D projector and piping audio to Polk 5.1 satellite setup. The surround sound is amazing. Spot on center voice audio and the surround right, left, front and rear are better than theater experience (helped by the fact that I can control the volume).
Excellent product - we bought one for the living room
27 July 2014
Summary: Excellent product - we bought one for the living room. Audio quality: excellent for serious quality sound. Speakers used (OUTSTANDING performance - 100 watts PER channel): - Subwoofer (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002KVQBA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) - Center (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0018QROM2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s05?ie=UTF8&psc=1) - Front L/R (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00192KF12/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s03?
Excellent receiver. The HDMI cable hookup didn't work for ...
23 July 2014
Summary: Bought this as a replacement for an old 1984 Sony 5.1 system and kept my old Bose speakers. Excellent receiver. The HDMI cable hookup didn't work for audio due in part to the TV being an LG product. Also have a cable box. Eventually the hookup that worked for me was an HDMI cable from my cable box to the LG tv, a second HDMI cable from the receiver to the tv and (apparently an issue with LG tvs) a digital optical audio cable from the tv to the receiver.
Summary: This receiver has great sound but I especially like the built in free internet radio. Lots of choices from Rock to my favorite station "Bossa Nova Breakfast" (1960s Brazilian jazz). We have Pandora also but we prefer the Harmon Kardon choices. The receiver has a CAT-5 plug in the back. I use it in 2 speaker stereo mode and the music fills a 700 sq foot room nicely. Used primarily for music. The speakers are JBL 830 which seem well matched.
Summary: Running 2.1 with Klipsch F-30s and it sounds great. This is my first set up, but I know what I wanted to hear and what i wanted from this reciever. Setup was a piece of cake. All the features listed worked as they should. Shipping was great can't go wrong with UPS.
Summary: I've sworn by separates for decades. I love the couple hundred pound wall of black. I finally had to give in to a simpler one-button system (for the wife) and honestly I enjoy an all-HDMI setup and one central unit controls. Also I have a few hundred GB of MPs on my PC and I don't want to run an optical cable. So I started researching network receivers, finally decided on this unit (got a HK refurb). I gotta say I like it a lot. Fantastic super sleek design.
Use in Apple network with Netgear ethernet adopter.
7 April 2014
Summary: Works very well. Connected immediatly, volume control can be regulated via the amp, the remote or iTunes. Very impressed. Sound is very detailed and full. Obviously depends on the speakers you use. Be careful: it is deeper than many amps I have owned before, so you may want to check your Hifi rack dimensions. Big plus: it has a real on/of switch, so it is not always wasting energy in stand by mode. I am not using the 5.1 suround mode, so I cant comment on that.
Summary: I never thought I'd get so into a receiver with everything else in our house wireless. We just bought a new home with surround sound in the ceilings and hooked it up to VTuner/Internet Radio yesterday! Amazing! The sound quality is the best and it's so much louder/clarity without hooking up my iPod! Great buy and since you're getting it half off; why not buy!!