If you want the absolute worst technical support you've ever experienced
20 January 2015
Summary: If you want the absolute worst technical support you've ever experienced, then buy this unit. I had a problem with my unit and the connection to my TV. I called tech support and talked to tech support people with very heavy accents. (I'm not a redneck but it's difficult to troubleshoot when you have to keep asking someone to repeat themselves.) After two different sessions it was decided that they would replace the unit.
Summary: I cannot describe with words how amazingly clean the sound emanating from this unit is. I paired this receiver up with a moderately priced Polk Audio front set and a cheap pair of rear speakers, yet the sound effects on this unit are unlike anything I've heard before. I played one of my Victorian Symphony CD's on the "Theater" setting, and I could have sworn I was standing at a music hall.
Summary: I wish I could rate this higher, but there are a few quirks that make this a great value but with gotchas I got this receiver for 120 off the listed price and it is a darn good deal at that price point. However, at nearly 300 bucks, there are a lot of receivers that are a better value and better designed.
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...