Summary: I got mine on eBay.Used of course. I had read more bad than good on this model. Heat is usually the problem with things that seem to work fine...and die. I put a small 4 inch cage fan on the back,pointing down.Plugged into the "switched" outlet and WOW. I had experienced the hissing out of my rear right channel.Lack of bass on NEO 6 surround mode.Enter the fan.Everything works flawlessly. Mine cost me $158.00 delivered.No remote.No manual.
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. Good luck finding a new one as no one makes it anymore. I got lucky and found a broke dpr2005 on ebay and the amp board was good.
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. The only thing is that it doesn't give you hdmi inputs but if you're not looking for that and want 7.2 sound than look no further.
Summary: This was in impulse buy. I saw a piece of equipment originally listed at $1800 going for twenty bucks. Seller explained that the amplifier module was removed for the picture and everything would be up to snuff when the module was replaced...replaced with a NEW D2audio amp module, that is! Unfortunately, HK is treating the DPR series like red-headed step children. The owners manual proudly boasts that the product is modular for upgrading for years to come.
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. Much better than the Denon and Onkyo I had before and slightly better than my Yamaha. No complaints.
Summary: I had been looking for a new receiver to upgrade my home theatre system, and after extensive research, both online and in stores such as Sony, Fry's Electronics and Best Buy, I decided to get this one. My primary use of my surround sound system is for music- and the DPR 2005 is as good as it gets for a mid-upper range receiver for that.
Summary: I purchased a new in box, never used, DPR-2005 which worked fine for about 2 months. It was never abused or operated at high levels. One day, it switched itself off after about 4 seconds after turn-on. The amplifier output module (which contains all 7 channels inside) failed. You will see many DPR2005s offered for sale as 'needing repair' with similar symptoms. 1. These amp modules, made by D2Audio, are VERY prone to failure.
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. The result was the stellar DPR (digital path receiver) series, which unfortunately like all things great, was not continued.
Summary: Best sounding unit I ever had. Beware the Digital Output Amplifier Seems To die. Also the digital amplifier is not repairable and you must replace the entire modual. very expensive to maintain. If you must have this unit I would suggest finding a way to keep it cool and well ventilated thereby not over heating itself and will hopefully last longer.
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. I found that by resetting the processor, per the owners manual - last page, it solves the issue. This has happened to me twice in the last year and the reset trick worked both times.