Summary: I would love to have this thing fixed or replaced, and I would definitely buy it again. I just want to know what is wrong, my guess is a dirty board.
Pros: Lots of hookups On Screen Menu Plenty of Wattage Looks nice
Cons: After about eight months of daily usage it decided to make a series of hideous 120 decibel snap, crackle, and pop sounds, and the screen said, "PROTECT." After calming my wife and children that it indeed was NOT the end of the world, I turned it back on and all was fine. I figured it must be dust. About two weeks later the same thing happened again. I removed all the speakers from the back to test for shorts, and it seemed to be ok, but after a few minutes it goes int...
Summary: I bought this receiver about 6 months ago and have used it a fair amount since then. I got a real nice deal on this around Christmas time last year, and also bought some Polk Monitor 60's and a CS1 at the same time. Overall I am happy with this receiver. It looks great and functions well. The receiver does well pushing the monitor 60's in stereo mode. I feel like a little more, or maybe a lot more, power would be nice though.
Summary: I purchased this receiver a couple of weeks ago and it arrived within specified time. Everything works well for now. I used the microphone to set up my 7.1 speaker set up running Polk Audio all around so its nice but I didn't like how the receiver set up my speakers so I ended up doing this manually for each speaker at the end. Now it sounds like a receiver with some kick to it.
Summary: I love the Harman Kardon AVR2600. It is the hub of my home threater system. It was easy to install and hookup. The calibration system makes it ease to hookup all of your speakers. Harman Kardon AVR 2600 High Performance, 65W X 7, 7.1 channel iPhone compatible Home Theater Receiver with Dolby Volume and Upscaling to 1080p (Black)
Summary: Best buy didnt believe i bought a reciever for 650 (different website) with 35 amps of current. Said it was a trick. I bent my HDMI output and so it does not output any input but the sound and on screen display still work. Going to get it repaired. Depending on the design of the circutry, considering poping the housing and (if a socket) will replace the HDMI ports/card with OEM from HK. I believe the dolby volume options are static to the peripheral you choose.
Pros: On screen setup, HDMI bypass to tv, 2 options for speaker hookups, 4 hdmi input for a tv that lacks. Headphone jack included which configures your speakers by HZ, distance, and Power. Power should be manually configured by user in some cases due to room acoustics. Doesnt have a lot of "fake" tweaks for tuning the sound so it seems more true than other models rather than messing with the mids. VERY high current compared to other models of same price. This system works ...
Cons: No optical output; has coax output. Receiver needs a remote IR sensor because it can be hard to aim @ the box. Doesnt easily receive signals all the time. Does not have cable coax in; looks like it but this is for AM antenna.
Summary: While overall I love this unit for its sound quality, design, and gee-whiz factor, it has some small but very annoying design drawbacks. 1. It can't send digital audio to Zone 2, so if you want to play digital audio in the main room but intend to use the receiver to feed additional speakers in other rooms, it can't play that digital source in Zone 2 (or out any of the receiver's other RCA outputs!).
Summary: After 10 years of faithful service, my AVR-45 digital processor finally kicked the can. I put up with 2 channel bypass mode sound for about a week before deciding to buy a new receiver. My 10 years with a great HK AVR led me to a decision: should I buy last year's AVR-254 or this year's 2600? Ultimately I went with the 2600 for a few reasons. One, the Dolby Volume feature - it's really nice to be able to set a volume and not have the commercials blaring at me.