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: There isn't much to say about this receiver that hasn't already been said. But, it has to be one of the most efficient and fine tuned receivers regardless of the price. I have had many, many audio systems over the past 20 years and I know a thing or two about high quality sound, so believe me when I say that this receiver SOUNDS SUPERB! I'm using this unit on my secondary home theater system that I use when getting away from the wife for a while.
Summary: This was my first ever receiver and so it was overwhelming figuring it all out. Even as a novice I was able to set it up not once but twice, (I moved). The second time I had a more knowledge about the connections so it was way easier to set up. I agree that the connecting the speaker is hard, but I don't do it often so I didn't mind.
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 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.
Summary: The only thing that I was concerned about prior to purchasing this reciever is the low wattage rating...that went away as soon as i set it up. The Boston Accoustic tower speakers rock on. I love the reciever.
Summary: Impressive and stylish entry level receiver. I bought this to replace a faulty HTIB Onkyo receiver, which I had bought as a Christmas gift. Harmon/Kardon and Denon(which I have) were the shopping choices from my research and reviews. The H/K was the choice because of the styling, the "warm" sound it was said to have, and the price from Harmon Direct here on Ebay was hard to beat. After the initial set up, the AVR135 is a breeze to use.
Perfect for those with a 6.1 system and 7.1 outputs
M. Dippel, Amazon
5 January 2007
Summary: This may seem like a strange selling feature, but I have a HTPC at home with a choice of 5.1 or 7.1 output. But my well tuned home theater speaker setup is 6.1. Obviously I didn't want to lose the back channel by going 5.1, but at the same time I didn't want to remount and reconfigure my system for 7.1. Enter the AVR 135. It has 7.1 analog inputs (perfect for my 7.1 sound card), and it combines the SBL and SBR channels to one SB channel.