Summary: If you are looking for sound quality then this is your beast. I seem to only mess with H/K or marantz and this is the best sounding unit of everything I have owned. Its short fall is the amp. Its like my wife, it needs plenty of room to vent off the heat. I found this out when my amp board went bad.
Summary: I just wanted to add my input on this receiver. It has never given me problems. The sound quality is amazing. I use it to watch movies and listen to music and I couldn't ask for a better sound.
Summary: As far as the issue about shutting off, mine did it once a few years back and I (honestly) knocked it pretty hard on the side and have never had the problem since. When it comes to sound quality it is absolutely the best I have ever had. Plenty of power and very smooth midrange.
ALL DIGITAL PATH PROCESSING and a POWERFULL 120 WATT x 7 JUGGERNAUT!
Larry "SUPERBUY-USA", Amazon
10 August 2010
Summary: This is one of the most amazing pieces of sonic engineering HARMAN KARDON ever created. Since they own Mark Levinson and Lexicon, both high end pro gear manufacturers, they were in a unique position to create something truly special, and in an unheard of lower profile than ordinary manufacturers.
Resetting the processor solves the power off issue.
C. Sullivan, Amazon
1 December 2009
Summary: I've had my DPR 2005 since they were brand new and it has been a great receiver. The only issue I've had was with the unit randomly shutting off after owning it a few years. I could power it back on but it would immediately shut off again.
Summary: I have owned this reciever for 3 years now. I got a great deal from an online store for 450$ and it has been flawless. I read reviews from when the DPR2005 first came out and had problems with shuting off when ever it wants to. I guess maybe I just got a good one.
Summary: I also suffered from the oft-reported "switches off" problem. My receiver made it about 60 days beyond the warranty period before this began. I've lost all faith in HK, a company from whom I have purchased stereo equipment for the past 15 years. Don't touch this receiver new, used or free.
Summary: I had this receiver for couple of days. The first day was fine and I was pretty happy with the sound quality. However when I was watching a movie in the second day, the sound all the sudden went dead.
Summary: Harman Kardon DPR 2005 I have owned a number of Harman Kardon receivers in my lifetime. From the AVR 40 to the AVR 135. I even own the DPR 1001. Since my tastes in music and film have change over the years so has my expectation of the performance of an audio/video system.
Read my history with this product, judge for yourself
6 March 2006
Summary: First brand-new DPR 2005 turns itself off right after I turned it on. Sent it back to dealer at my own cost. Second brand-new DPR 2005 has exactly same problem. This time I contacted HK and got the authorization to send it back Third DPR 2005 arrived and last exactly 3 months.