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Harman Kardon AVR 500

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I don't need HDMI or the new fancy lossless codecs like TrueHD or DTS-HD since I have 2.0 speakers.

leo, Amazon
20 October 2014
  • Summary: I just picked up one of these now antiques on Ebay for less than $50 shipped and it still works well. Since I only use 2.0 speakers and maybe soon 2.1 (I want a subwoofer soon, amybe the HS10W or HS8S) this fits the bill perfectly. All I needed was a DA converter for spdif inputs sending uncompressed 2-channel PCM and have preouts for my powered studio monitors (Yamaha HS50M).
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"Elegant, Understated, Smooth" a "True Musical Instrument"

Stan Slonski, Amazon
23 June 2012
  • Summary: The "Harman Kardon AVR-500" Surround Sound Receiver, is, without a doubt, The finest receiver I've ever had the privilege to experience "Over the Top!! Being a classical Violinist, I listen to various aspects in music mostly from the perspective of a "live performance". The dynamic and transient responces of the AVR-500, offer the listener who is unfamiliar with accurate "True to the Source" Sound Re-Creation, a most shocking and delectable surprise!!
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Seriously consider this AVR

"rory00", Amazon
23 June 2012
  • Summary: I purchased this amp/receiver about a month ago and had it hooked up the night it arrived. The setup is kind of confusing at first but once you figure it out (what the manual is saying) it isn't too much trouble. I am a big believer in amps over watts because you can create high watts with low amps and hence no sound but if you reverse the order; high amps and low watts the neighbors come a knocking. I also like to be able to "feel" my sound ie.
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An awsome home theatre receiver below a grand.

Ross McKenzie "ross", Amazon
23 June 2012
  • Summary: Harmon Kardon by far is the best in home theatre there quality of receivers is almost as good as the movie theatre sound itself.If you only have 1000 dollars to spend buy this baby and when you get it home it has enough power to blow you out of the house , with crystal clear dynamic Dolby Digital & DTS sound incredible power this is the top of the mountain for below a grand if you own Gladiator slip it in turn it on DTS and crank it up and you'll see it dosen't even...
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I had to have it

my-papa, Ebay
14 August 2011
  • Summary: I had one of these a few years ago had great sound, i still had the remote and when i seen this i had to have it. This cranks and still has great sound.
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Harman/kardon AVR 500 5.1 channel 350 Watt Receiver

dragonflypcparts, Ebay
11 May 2010
  • Summary: i was very leery about buying this reciever as some of the units had problems. i was lucky that i had a honest ebayer, the unit works perfectly and the sound is amazing. if your looking for a good dolby digital reciever on the cheap, picking up one of these units on ebay will fit the bill and you will pay less for it then the junk recievers that are on the market today.
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HARMAN/KARDON AVR 500 RECEIVER

crankoff, Ebay
28 November 2009
  • Summary: I WAS THINKING ABOUT REPLACING OLD AV SYSTEM SO SPEAKERS FIRST I REPLACED 15 YEAR OLD INFINITY UNITS WITH ENERGY B-1 TOWERS 5DRIVER CENTER CHANNEL AND 100 WATT POWERED 12'' SUB. THIS MATCHING 5.1 SYSTEM WORKS WELL WITH YAMAHA RECEIVER RXV 480.BUT THIS I CHOSE TO REPLACE WITH THE MUCH LARGER H/K PIECE.HOW MUCH LARGER? THIS NEW UNIT IS NEARLY TWICE THE SIZE. THE ALL STEEL BOX IS 24''x 24''x 8''! THE TOTAL WEIGHT IS ABOUT 40 POUNDS.
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AVR500 - power & performance

elnorr, Ebay
3 June 2008
  • Summary: Solid power and clean, full sound. Although it doesn't have THX or any of the newer features you can find in newer receivers like video upconversion, it produces great stereo performance and convincing movie effects. All in All - great value for the money.
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Gute Qualität, vernünftiger Preis Harman/Kardon AVR 500

Seven-Christian, Dooyoo
9 October 2000
  • Excerpt: Ich habe mir vor 2 Monaten den AVR 500 aus der neuen Modellreihe von Harman Kardon gekauft. Das Gerät ist mit Decodern für Dolby Digital und DTS ausgestattet. Beide leisten beste Arbeit, und sind gegenüber den Vorgängermodellen nochmals verbessert. Daneben stehen mehrere DSP Programme zur Verfügung, die Mono/ Stereo- Sound auf die vorhandenen Lautsprecher verteilen. Am besten gefällt dabei eine Harman eigene Technologie namens Logic 7.
  • Pros: gute Verarbeitung, Logic 7, beleuchtete FB, Design
  • Cons: relativ hoher Anschaffungspreis
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Gute Qualität, vernünftiger Preis Harman/Kardon AVR 500

Seven-Christian, Dooyoo
9 October 2000
  • Excerpt: Ich habe mir vor 2 Monaten den AVR 500 aus der neuen Modellreihe von Harman Kardon gekauft. Das Gerät ist mit Decodern für Dolby Digital und DTS ausgestattet. Beide leisten beste Arbeit, und sind gegenüber den Vorgängermodellen nochmals verbessert. Daneben stehen mehrere DSP Programme zur Verfügung, die Mono/ Stereo- Sound auf die vorhandenen Lautsprecher verteilen. Am besten gefällt dabei eine Harman eigene Technologie namens Logic 7.
  • Pros: gute Verarbeitung, Logic 7, beleuchtete FB, Design
  • Cons: relativ hoher Anschaffungspreis
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