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Harman Kardon AVR-1600 7.1-Channel A/V Receiver

B&H # HAAVR1600 Mfr # AVR1600
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Product Highlights
  • (3) HDMI 1080p Deep Color Inputs
  • Cirrus CS 49700 32-Bit DSP Processor
  • Dolby Digital Plus/Dolby TrueHD/DTS-HD
  • Logic 7 Processing
  • iPod Connectivity
  • (2) HD Component Inputs
  • 6 or 8-Channel Direct Input
  • (6) Digital Audio Inputs
  • AM/FM Tuner
  • Programmable Remote Control

With its continued excellence in Blu-ray 1080p compatibility and superb HD audio reproduction, Harman Kardon introduces the AVR-1600 7 x 50W 7.1-Channel Home Theater Receiver. Designed for the home entertainment enthusiasts this receiver offers the ability to switch between (3) HDMI 1080p Deep Color inputs, which provide an effortless, high-bandwidth transfer of video and audio signals to the latest HDTV 1080p displays. Its Cirrus CS 49700 32-bit DSP processing chip is the backbone to the unit's exceptional multi-channel audio conversion. Harman Kardon utilizes advanced DSP 192KHz/24-bit audio processing and built-in Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio and DTS-HD High-Resolution audio decoders to create a wider, more enveloping surround sound experience.

Further expand your music and cinema tracks with its Logic 7 Processing; it's capable of upconverting 2-channel stereo signals into 5- or 7-channel signals. Easily integrate your iPod or iPhone with the unit's rear-panel AUX mini-jack input connection. Moreover, it presents superb functionality and versatility that will be hard to match at this price point. It features 6 or 8-channel discrete audio inputs, (2) assignable HD component video inputs, heavy-duty binding posts, (3) optical/(3) coaxial digital audio inputs, and an AM/FM tuner. Also, its EzSet/EQ calibration enables a quick and easy system setup.

With convenient front-panel A/V inputs, USB port for future upgrades, programmable remote control, headphone and virtual speaker surround modes, on-screen interface and connectivity to virtually any A/V source or playback component you can imagine, your entertainment choices are endless with Harman Kardon's AVR-1600.

3x HDMI Deep Color Inputs with Repeater Technology
If you're looking to pump Blu-ray or HD DVD playback into your HD displays or projectors, this receiver will do the job. It has a high-bandwidth processor capable of switching and transferring up to (3) 1080p Deep Color HD video through the HDMI 1080p output. HDMI supports standard, enhanced, or high-definition video, plus multi-channel digital audio on a single cable.
Cirrus CS 49700 32-Bit DSP Processor
The Cirrus CS 49700 32-bit DSP processing chip is the backbone to the unit's exceptional multi-channel audio conversion. By executing an accurate sound-field reproduction and reducing analog noise in the signal path, it is capable of reproducing an enveloping audio signal that is unsurpassed.
High-Current Amplification
With its high-current amplification design it features 50W x 7-channels at an ultrawide-bandwidth of 10Hz - 100KHz.
7.1-Channel Digital Audio Decoding
It uses specific Dolby Digital/DTS codecs and Cinema DSP Digital to reproduce an enveloping surround sound experience. The unit decodes Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, DTS, DTS 96/24, DTS-ES Discrete/Matrix 6.1, and DTS Neo:6. It also decodes the following HD audio formats: Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, and DTS-HD Master Audio.
DTS-HD Master Audio and High-Resolution Audio
This powerful receiver is Blu-ray audio compliant; it offers both DTS-HD Master Audio and High-Resolution technologies. DTS-HD Master Audio supports bitrates up to 24.5Mbps, 7.1 discrete channels of 96KHz/24-bit audio, and is ideal for HDMI Version 1.3a cables. DTS-HD High-Resolution Audio also offers 7.1 discrete channels of 96KHz/24-bit audio, but only supports bitrates up to 6Mbps.
Logic 7 Processing
This processing technique converts, or upmixes, 2-channel stereo signals into 5- or 7-channel audio signals, allowing you to better experience the surrounding ambient sounds that are already in the stereo mixes. It's especially designed to maintain a solid front soundstage, while expanding the perceived ambience beyond the room walls.
iPod Connectivity
The unit's rear-panel AUX (mini-jack) input enables you to simply connect your iPod or iPhone to the receiver; your iPod or iPhone effectively becomes another Harman Kardon component flowing through the receiver.
HD Component Video and Digital Audio
With specifications that meet the standards of professionals, it features (2) HD (50MHz) component video inputs, and (1) output for high-resolution low-distortion video playback. It achieves greater color accuracy and high resolution playback capability when connected via the component output to your projector, plasma and/or LCD/CRT televisions. In addition, enjoy (3) optical and (3) coaxial digital audio inputs for high quality audio reproduction.
6 or 8-Channel Discrete Input
This receiver features convenient 6 or 8-channel discrete audio input jacks for connectivity to additional multi-channel components. Front (Left, Center, Right), Rear (Surround Left & Right, Surround Back Left & Right) and Subwoofer.
Superior Sound Quality
With a frequency response of 20Hz - 20KHz, dynamic power output of 7 x 50W, signal-to-noise ratio of 100dB, it can reproduce a full musical sound range from deep bass tones to ultra-high trumpet blasts. The dynamic range of this system is so well balanced and matched, that the center, front and rear channels blend effortlessly into a surreal home theater experience.
EzSet/EQ Calibration
For enhanced room acoustics, Harman Kardon's EzSet/EQ calibration system is included with this receiver. This technology automatically detects speakers, and then sets levels, delays and crossovers, as well as measuring room acoustics
Subwoofer Output
Enhance the overall bass output by connecting an external powered subwoofer to the receiver's low-frequency RCA output.
Built-In AM/FM Tuner
Enjoy your favorite radio broadcasts with surround sound processing, with the built-in AM/FM wide-band tuner.
USB Port
This port will enable the receiver to receive future firmware/DSP updates and upgrades.
7-Device Remote Control
The included 7-in-1 remote control is learning capable and fully programmable, capable of executing every command on the receiver.
Stylish Design
Its stylish design will complement any home decor with its well-constructed chassis and decorative black finish.
Additional Features
It features 5 and 7-channel Stereo, Hall and Theater surround modes, headphone and virtual speaker surround modes, 4-A/V inputs plus 1-front-panel input, wide range of low-frequency crossover points, quadruple-crossover bass manager, on-screen interface, and programmable power-up volume control.
Amplifier
Stereo RMS Power 50W x 2, into 8 Ohms
Surround RMS Power 50W x 7, into 8 Ohms
No. of Channels 7.1
Audio Processing
Dolby Digital Yes
Dolby Digital EX Yes
Dolby TrueHD Yes
Dolby Pro Logic II Yes, Plus PL IIx
DTS Yes
DTS ES Yes
DTS Neo:6 Yes
DTS-HD Yes, High-Resolution/Master Audio
THX Surround EX No
THX Certified No
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20KHz
Signal to Noise Ratio 100dB
Convenience
Speaker Selector No
Multi Room/Source No
EQ Type EzSet
AM/FM Tuner Yes
FM Sensitivity IHF 1.3µV/13.2dBf
Remote Control Yes
Connectors
Input Optical Digital Audio: - x3
Coaxial Digital Audio: - x3 (RCA)
Analog Audio: - x6 Sets (RCA)
Composite Video: - x4 (RCA)
Component Video: - x2 Sets (RCA)
HDMI: - x3
FM Antenna: - x1
AM Antenna: - x1
7.1-Channel Audio: - x1 Set (RCA)
Output Coaxial Digital Audio: - x1 (RCA)
Analog Audio: - x2 Sets (RCA)
Composite Video: - x2 (RCA)
Component Video: - x1 Set (RCA)
HDMI: - x1
Sub/Preamp: - x1 (RCA)
Headphone: - x1 (1/4" Phone)
Speakers: - x7 Sets (Binding Post)
Other Ports Rear-Panel AUX (Mini-Jack) Input x1, USB Port x1
Video Input Conversion No
General
Power Requirements 120VAC, 60Hz
Power Consumption 540W, 65W idle
Switched Outlet No
Dimensions (WxHxD) 17.3 x 6.5 x 15" (440 x 165 x 382mm)
Weight 27.7 lbs (14.3kg)
Color Black/Silver
Harman Kardon AVR-1600 7.1-Channel A/V Receiver
  • System Remote Control
  • 3 x AAA Batteries
  • EzSet/EQ Setup Microphone
  • FM Wire Antenna
  • AM Loop Antenna
  • 2 x Covers for Front-Panel Jacks
  • 2-Year Warranty
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