Great product with a long history of top shelf equipment~
13 July 2011
Summary: Awesome unit, I own one, and just got one for my parents, well built, easy to use, clean power. My parents had a yamaha unit and had issues with it, and so I got them one like I had to be able to help them out if needed, I have not gotten one call from them to help them out!
Summary: I was looking at an inexpensive receiver to step up from my htib. I found HK and like the looks and in further looking they all had good reviews. I bought this receiver and it was an easy setup. The only thing that I did not like is the remote, which if you look at many other review online you will see that is a common complaint, not that it matters as I am using a harmony 668 to control everything. Good power and can power speakers very well with good warm sound.
Summary: Although this receiver doesen't count with the latest features of parametric sound equalizer and auto set up microphone like the bigger versions, it is indeed a really good performer, solid bass, really nice midrange and good highs. Plenty of inputs and outputs. Remote control is ok, it could be better but for the price l guess you can not ask for more.
Summary: I have been collecting music for almost 40 years. thru these years I have used many sound systems, most did not have enough connectors. I was sold on this AVR 135 by the picture of the back of the case! You can connect almost anything to this wonderful machine! I have it hooked to my computer, its awesome!!! I also purchased a set of HKTS 8 home theater speakers that are a perfect match, especially with the sub-woofer volume control.
Summary: i bought the receiver because i feel that the high current amps provide a warmer sound. and the 6 channel receiver provides the surround channel with out having to go up to a 7 channel receiver price when most cds' and dvds' are 5 channel anyways.
Summary: I am very pleased with the receiver. It's excellent for watching DVD's in dolby surround. the switching between sources is good also. The styling is beautiful and the price at ~$189.00 is a steal. I would recommend this receiver to anyone. By the way, I was exposed to HK in the late 70's with on of there power amps. Harmon Kardon has been around a long time. They still make excellent audio equipment.