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Harman Kardon AVR 2650 - Harman Kardon 2011 New Line

A sixty year reputation for solid build and fine audio quality precedes Harman Kardon's AVR-2650 home theater receiver. This is one component you can count on to deliver excellent performance for years to come.

 
Abundant 3D-ready HDMI inputs
The AVR-2650's HDMI inputs let you connect up to five high-definition sources for easy switching, like a gaming console, Blu-ray player, HD cable box and more. Blu-ray movies come through with amazing detail — thanks to the latest, master-quality audio formats built-in. Analog-to-HDMI video conversion lets you hook up your older A/V sources to your TV via a single HDMI connection, reducing cable clutter

An open door to a world of online music
The AVR-2650 boasts an Ethernet port to tap the flow of music streamed from the Internet. Listen to music files from your home computer or access a virtually limitless variety of free music via Internet radio stations streaming from around the world. You can also add a SIRIUS satellite tuner.

Enjoy your iPod or iPhone music collection
The iPod isn't just a great way to take your favorite music and videos anywhere; it's also a great way to simplify the entertainment experience at home. The Harman Kardon AVR-2650 makes it easy when you add the optional Harman Kardon Bridge IIIp iPod dock. It connects to the receiver with a single cable and lets you navigate your music and video libraries on-screen using the receiver's remote. Browse your music collection the way you usually do, whether by artist, album or genre.

Custom tailored sound made easy
Conquering the acoustic challenges of your room is a huge part of getting accurate sound. Harman Kardon's EZSet/EQ uses the included microphone to analyze sound within your room, then automatically adjusts volume level, equalization, and delay settings for each speaker. You'll get clear, accurate, natural sound that's beautifully balanced for your space.

Specifications/Features:

Power/Processing:
  • 95 watts x 7 into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.07% THD
  • Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, Pro Logic II and DTS processing
  • analog-to-HDMI video upconversion (up to 1080p) with Faroudja DCDi Cinema processing
  • EzSet/EQ auto calibration for easy speaker setup and precise sound
  • Dolby Volume processing keeps listening levels steady and provides fuller sound at lower listening levels
  • Logic 7 processing converts two-channel music and movie sources to surround sound
Digital Music Options:
  • iPod/iPhone compatible with optional Harman Kardon Bridge IIIP iPod dock
  • Internet-ready — access music from your PC and Internet radio stations (broadband Internet connection required)
  • DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) certified to ensure optimal compatibility with other certified audio networking components
  • SIRIUS satellite radio capable (requires SIRIUS subscription and optional home tuner kit)
  • dual-room/dual-source output
    • powered and line-level stereo audio output for 2nd room (using powered 2nd-room output allows 5.1 home theater in main room)
    • only analog sources can be played in the 2nd room

Connectivity
  • 1080p-compatible HDMI digital audio/video switching (5 in, 1 out)
  • 2 component video inputs
  • 2 composite video inputs
  • digital audio inputs: 2 optical, 2 coaxial
  • digital audio outputs: 1 optical
  • four analog stereo RCA inputs, including 1 front-panel
  • no phono input — to connect a turntable you'll need to add a phono preamp
  • Ethernet port for music streaming from a PC network
  • headphone jack with Harman headphone surround mode for stereo headphones
  • 1 pair of main speaker outputs
  • 1 set of main speaker outputs
 Long story short, If you have the extra cash this product is a better buy than the two entry to mid range recievers in this Harman Kardon series. (The AVR 1565 and the AVR 1650).
You can check those models out here:
-Harman Kardon AVR 1565
-Harman Kardon AVR 1650
-Harman Kardon AVR 2650
-Harman Kardon AVR 3650


However, for the 7.1 and the massive range of futureproof features, you will pay for it. Nearly double the price.  Again, if you have the money?  It's worth it.  This is a solid product that will last you the rest of your life.  Well unless you have a bigger and better alternative that has more lasting power...........