Summary: I'm audio repair technician. I worked on all make and models of audio receivers. So far, I would not recommend to buy H/K product period. Some models works well but when unit had problem, it's very hard to repair. Their technical service literature look like scratch notes not many service technician can understand or can even read the prints. Their technical support engineer suck!!!
Summary: After less than a week of being used, sparingly I might add, I have to send my AVR7000 back to the place I bought it from. While watching a DVD, if I pause or stop the disc, I get a slight "pop" out of my speakers. I experience the same thing if I'm watching TV through the VCR and I press the "MUTE" button on the AVR7000 remote. I know the problem lies in the receiver--I called HK and they even said so.
Summary: After hooking it all up to my Infinity speakers, I put The Matrix in my Sony DVD player. I've heard the soundtrack before through my cousin's system (Denon 3300/Snell speakers), and this is the first Digital receiver I've owned, but if my cousin hooked the AVR7000 up to his Snells, I wouldn't get it back! If anyone's looking for a great price on this receiver, try SoundCity (somewhere in New Jersey). I got mine for $1085 shipped to my front door.
Summary: I'm trying to get an honest review from someone who has actually purchased a unit. Unfortunately, the site sometimes devolves into a much broader forum for personal venting not focused on the product. To avoid this, perhaps a section which called for a company critique (or company customer service, quality control,etc.) could be established. I think the glass front on the new HK is a great look...
Summary: HK AVR-45 and AVR-65. Major bombs droped on the buying community by Harman Kardon. So what do they do. Refuse to acknowledge the many problems these units gave the first buyers of these units. What next...??????? Refuse these buyers a return of their money or even a decent fix for these problems. A whole lotta people got the royal shaft from HK on these units.. So what does HK do next. What any major corporation trying to rip off us consumers would do.
Halldor Sigurdsson a Audio Enthusiast, Audio Review
21 December 1999
Summary: I just wanted to give the AVR7000 a five star review due to the fact that I never listened to this product. I have owned the AVR80 for almost three years, I am extremely pleased with this receiver. The bass is low and tight, highs are crisp but subtle. I have heard some reviews on the AVR7000, some say it's ugly, "Whats looks got to do with it?" I dont care what others say, we are all obliged to our own opinion, 5 stars for HK and all those years of quality sound.
Summary: This unit will be on the market 12/15/99. From some of the advertisements that I have read, this unit will more than make up for the last batch of faulty receiver's from H/K. The AVR7000 has a totally new look, well at least 80% of the style has changed. I have the 25kII right now and I have no problems with this for the last 6 years. I plan to audition this receiver as soon as they hit my local dealer. I will give five stars for now, but I wiil repost after my audition.