With exceptional surround sound reproduction the Harman Kardon AVR-247 7 x 70W 7.1-Channel A/V Receiver will take your home theater experience to new heights. In the convenience of your own home, you can finally watch your favorite movies come alive with the AVR-247. It offers you the same surround sound entertainment value you would expect from a night out at the movies.
The AVR-247 features High-Current Amplification, dual HDMI inputs, optical and coaxial audio outputs, A/V Sync Delay, component video switching, XM-Ready, and Dolby Pro Logic decoding technology. In addition, Harmon Kardon includes its exclusive Logic 7 processing and Cirrus Logic 49500 Series DSP technology to create a wider, more enveloping surround-sound environment. If you want a unified, stylish, and easy-to-set-up A/V home theater receiver, look no further than the Harman Kardon AVR-247.
7.1-Channel and Digital Audio Decoding
The AVR-247 uses specific Dolby Digital and DTS codecs to reproduce an enveloping 7.1-Channel surround sound experience. The unit encodes Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Virtual Speaker, Dolby Headphone, DTS, DTS 96/24, DTS Neo:6, Logic 7, and Cirrus Logic 49500 series DSP processing.
Logic 7 Processing
Originally developed for high-end processors, Logic 7 processing is packaged with the AVR-247. Proprietary digital algorithms are used to create a more cohesive and enveloping sound field from the tens of thousands of currently available analog matrix soundtracks. Logic 7 is capable of reproducing either five or seven channels of exquisite sound from your two-channel source.
High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
If you're looking to pump high-definition DVD playback into your home theater, the AVR-247 will do the job. It has an integrated digital processor capable of upconverting video signals to 720p through the HDMI output.
With the push of a button and in a moment's time, your AVR-247 becomes fully calibrated to balance-out your home theater speaker system. Bottom line, the adjustment most critical to multi-channel movie soundtrack reproduction has been made virtually foolproof.
XM Satellite Radio Ready
XM Satellite Radio reception is possible with an optional XM antenna module and subscription to XM service.
Surround Mode Selection
The AVR-247 offers a wide choice of analog surround modes available for use with sources such as your CD player, VCR, and TV cable broadcasts.
The Bridge is a docking station (option) that enables connectivity from your iPod to the AVR-247's DMP connector input. Your iPod effectively becomes another Harmon Kardon component flowing through the AVR-247.
High Current Capability
HCC is an overall design approach encompassing everything from transformer design and storage capacitor size to discrete output circuitry and minimal use of negative feedback. This enables the AVR-247 to combine tighter bass, superb transient response and enhanced presence at any volume level.
Most of the AVR-247's audio processing is handled automatically, with little intervention on your part. However, the AVR-247 is so advanced, it is capable of being customized to suite your particular system and your surround-sound tastes.
If Harmon Kardon releases a software upgrade for the AVR-247 operating system at some time in the future, the upgrade will be possible through the RS-232 serial port.
Built-In AM/FM Tuner
Enjoy your favorite radio broadcasts with surround sound processing, with the built-in AM/FM wide-band tuner.
Easy Set-Up Feature
Harmon Kardon takes the guesswork out of the installation process with an easy-to-use connectivity color-coding system.