Excerpt: The AVR series comprises six models, ranging from the entry-level AVR 135 ($449) to the flagship AVR 7300 ($2399). The AVR 7300's feature set, specifications, and list price place this 7.1-channel model well into the upper end of the receiver market, but not ridiculously so. (Sorry, but regardless of their capabilities, $4500 über-receivers such as the Yamaha RX-Z9 or Pioneer Elite VSX-59TXi strike me as ridiculous.
Summary: Although it lacks some conveniences found in other flagship
A/V receivers, the sound quality of Harman Kardon’s AVR 7300 never disappointed
me. I was blown away by the dynamic power of this receiver. With all of the DVDs and CDs
that I threw at it, it never broke a sweat. Add the conveniences of needing only one video
connection to my display device, Faroudja DCDi processing, and an SPL meter built into the
remote control, and I can conclude only that this receiver is a...