Summary: I have been getting tired of my old Denon receiver, so after some research I decide to go back to Harman Kardon and am I glad I did. I love this receiver. I can't believe how amazing it sounds. I am an audiophile through and through i am picky about my music and the way its projected in my home. The bad reviews don't make sense to me when they should have looked at the specs before purchasing this receiver. Yes it is a very basic, no nonsense receiver.
Summary: I new the music was going to be great coming from Harman Kardon. But i did`t know how great the H.D. was going to be. It is great. Even with the screw on speaker wire it`s been more than worth it. When i listen , i feel like i`m present at the event.
Summary: My background...., 45 years musician, audiophile, owned my own AV Design center...., 6 guitars...., and a good ear. This amp sounds smoother and more detailed than any of the competition. Big power supply and twist connections for the speakers. NICE. SETUP Video. run video sources straight into your LED, Plasma, TV...., run audio straight into the AVR 700. This eliminates extra signal path and devices which attenuate the signal. Use quality cables and speaker wire...
Summary: The AVR700 it worked ok for 3 months, after that I had to many problems: The music sounds great for me. I have 4 JBL speakers of 70 watts each. 1- Surround mode ( 5 Channel stereo) a lot of electrical noise and very weird sounds when I change mp3 tracks or when I change radio stations.
Summary: I got this during christmas sales for around 200 dollars. There is no equalizer, only "large" and "small" speaker designation which changes the frequency cut offs I'm assuming. There's a really annoying problem I have with it. Whenever I turn it on and try to use it with my computer through hdmi the audio will not come through until I cycle through the sources and go back to hdmi.
I cant say enough about this unit. Excellent is all i got!
3 January 2014
Summary: I soent some time reading reviews and looking for a receiver that would be the best for the price i was willing to pay. As receivers can cost a lot, i wanted to make sure i didnt get something cheap that sounded cheap. I bought this receiver because of the reviews and the price. Not cheap but not expensive and i can tell you that it sounds like it would cost 3 times what i paid. What an awesome sound it pumps through.
Summary: Not a very well designed product. There is no speakers switch so using headphones is not very practical since they do not shut off the external speakers. Additionally, the OSD can only be displayed via component video which means that you must have both HDMI and component video connected if you want to use the OSD with HDMI. The unit that I ordered arrived with a non-functional headphone jack so it was returned and exchanged for a Sony unit.