Harman Kardon CP 35 7.1-Channel Home Theater System
1 September 2008
Summary: The Harman Kardon CP 35 is a highquality home theater system worthy of consideration. It offers competitive audio and video performance, although it does not have all of the features that some systems or separate components might offer; i.e., it does not support automatic system equalization (which could help if you have an "acoustically challenged" listening room), multiroom video, or SACD playback. But are these features actually important to you?
Excerpt: Let's see. The CP 35 features a DVD player, receiver, and 7.1-channel speaker system that arrives packaged in one box. Around these parts, we'd call that a home-theater-in-a-box, but Harman/Kardon has wisely chosen the descriptor "home theater system" instead. I say "wisely" because the HTIB moniker brings with it certain expectations (for better and for worse), and Harman/Kardon doesn't want to confuse us reviewer types by forcing us to realign our expectations when...