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Item# AVR 1610S
Additional InformationThis 425-watt, high-performance, 5.1-channel A/V receiver gives you more ways to connect to your favorite music, movies and shows. There are countless ways to access and store your favorite media, from external hard drives to set-top cable boxes to smartphones. But if your home audio/video receiver doesn’t give you options for connecting to those media, it’s borderline useless. The Harman Kardon® AVR 1610S gives you a simple way to connect to everything you love. This 425-watt, 5.1-channel, networked audio/video receiver is loaded with options that let you access your media. It features five 3D-ready HDMI® 2.0 inputs, including one compatible with MHL, so you’ll have more than enough ways to access content on your HD cable box, Blu-ray™ player, MHL-equipped portable devices. It also includes Spotify Connect and HARMAN TrueStream Bluetooth® technology so you can stream high-fidelity audio from your mobile devices. Regarding sound, the AVR 1610S features our exclusive Natural Sound Processing (NSP), which creates a rich, enveloping sound from any source – particularly with two-channel streaming content. And to get the very best sound based on your speakers and listening environment, its new EZSet/EQ™ III process automatically calibrates the system. And with HARMAN GreenEdge™ technology, the AVR 1610S Sis environmentally friendly, too.Request an Exchange
This 425-watt, high-performance, 5.1-channel A/V receiver gives you more ways to connect to your favorite music, movies and shows. Because you have multiple ways to store and access your entertainment, it’s important that your audio/video receiver can deliver them. The Harman Kardon® AVR 1610S features five 3D-ready HDMI® 2.0 inputs (including one that’s MHL-compatible), HARMAN TrueStream Bluetooth® technology and EzSet/EQ™ III calibration as well as compatibility with vTuner™ Internet radio and Spotify Connect. So whether you’re connected via cable or streaming wirelessly, you’ll experience high-fidelity audio from this 425-watt, 5.1-channel, networked audio/video receiver. It’s even lightweight, and thanks to HARMAN GreenEdge™ certification, you’ll get all the power you love in an environmentally friendly form.
At a Glance:
Five 85-watt-per-channel amplifiers with high-performance digital power supply
Bluetooth technology and Spotify Connect
HARMAN TrueStream technology
Built-in vTuner (Internet radio) streaming
Five 3D-ready HDMI® 2.0 inputs including one with MHL
Front-panel USB port for connection to compatible Apple products or USB sticks
Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding
EzSet/EQ III auto-calibration
HARMAN GreenEdge technology
New, compact design
Color-coded connectors and binding-post speaker terminals
Multidevice, programmable remote control
What's in the box:
1 Harman Kardon® AVR 1610S A/V receiver
1 programmable remote control
1 EzSet/EQ III microphone with 22' (6.7m) cable
1 AM loop antenna with 2' (0.6m) cable
1 FM antenna with 6' (1.8m) cable
2 AAA batteries
1 6' (1.8m) AC power cord
- Five 85-watt-per-channel amplifiers with high-performance digital power supply
- The AVR 1610S high-performance audio/video receiver pumps out 85 watts per channel to power a full five-channel, networked surround-sound system. It can also connect to a powered subwoofer to provide enhanced low-frequency performance for all your entertainment. While the amplifiers retain the time-tested Harman Kardon® high-current capacity (HCC) ultrawide-bandwidth design to ensure the most accurate, dynamic sound with enhanced clarity and realism – even at the highest listening levels, a digitally based power supply gives the amplifiers all the wattage they need without the weight of traditional power-supply designs and their heavy transformers. The net result is a great-sounding AVR in a small form that is friendly to the environment.
- Bluetooth technology
- The AVR 1610S can stream audio from virtually any portable device. You can connect an Apple device, such as an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, directly to the front-panel USB jack and playback without the need for an external adapter. For other tablets, smartphones and laptops, you can take advantage of the AVR 1610S’s integrated HARMAN TrueStream Bluetooth technology.
- HARMAN TrueStream technology
- The HARMAN TrueStream guarantee ensures the best possible listening experience when you stream audio wirelessly via Bluetooth technology. HARMAN TrueStream tech delivers the most current, most advanced wireless option to ensure the highest-quality sound, no matter what application or source device you use.
- More ways to connect
- The AVR 1610S features vTuner Internet radio to connect you to a whole world of online audio entertainment. As soon as it’s out of the box, you can stream over-the-air radio stations from around the globe as well as stream from a wide range of Internet-only radio stations. The AVR 1610S also features Spotify Connect, which allows you to stream music directly from your Spotify premium account on your phone, tablet or computer.
- Five 3D-ready HDMI inputs, including one with MHL
- Five HDMI 2.0 inputs with 3D and 30/36-bit Deep Color deliver high-definition digital video at resolutions up to 1080p with full-fidelity audio through a single cable. There is no loss of video or audio quality because of format conversion, just full-impact Hollywood excitement as its creators meant you to experience it.
- Front-panel USB port for connection to compatible Apple products or USB sticks
- The AVR 1610S gives you multiple options for audio playback with its front-panel USB port. Simply connect an iPhone, iPad, iPod or USB stick to play your stored tracks through your home entertainment system.
- MHL connectivity
- Whether it’s captured by your camera, phone or tablet, or streamed from a Roku Streaming Stick dongle, you can deliver high-definition audio/video content directly to your HDTV via the AVR 1610S’s MHL connection.
- Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding
- The AVR 1610S delivers high-resolution audio that matches the digital video quality of Blu-ray Disc™ formats, unlocking the full potential of movie soundtracks formatted withDolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding. No matter what mode or mood you are in, you’ll always hear audio playback at its finest.
- EzSet/EQ III auto-calibration
- The new HARMAN EzSet/EQ III auto-calibration process precisely adjusts the AVR 1610S’s volume levels, speaker distance/delay time settings and equalisation to optimize audio performance automatically for your specific speaker system and room conditions. The system features an easy-to-follow menu display and includes a plug-in calibration microphone.
- HARMAN GreenEdge technology
- The HARMAN GreenEdge logo assures you that the AVR 1610S design is environmentally friendly without compromising the premium performance for whichHARMAN products are known. Thanks to an advanced power supply, the AVR 1610S can deliver high-quality audio in a small, light chassis that uses less metal and plastic.
- Compact design
- The AVR 1610S takes the award-winning Harman Kardon look to a new level with a flush volume control and more compact design. Because of the lighter weight made possible by an advanced digital power supply, the unit weighs less without sacrificing performance so that it is the perfect match for the thin glass shelves of today’s open TV/ entertainment furniture.
- Colour-coded connectors and binding-post speaker terminals
- All connections on the AVR 1610S are colour-coded to simplify hook-up and reduce errors. Colour-coded binding post speaker terminals on all output channels accept pin connectors or bare wire to provide secure links for your speaker cables.
- Multidevice, programmable remote control
- The AVR 1610S simplifies your life with a programmable infrared (IR) remote control. It works seamlessly with the receiver’s multilingual on-screen display, guiding you through system setup and operation with consummate ease. The multidevice remote can also control your TV, cable boxes, satellite tuners and other playback sources. For further installation flexibility, there is a 12-volt trigger output and a remote IR sensor input.
Manuals & Downloads:
- Stereo Power
- 85W per channel, two channels driven @ 6/8 ohms, 20Hz – 20kHz, <0.1% THD
- Multichannel Power
- 85W per channel, two channels driven @ 6/8 ohms, 20Hz – 20kHz, <0.1% THD
- High Instantaneous Current Capability (HCC)
- ±29 amps
- Transient Intermodulation Distortion (TIM)
- Slew Rate
- Power Requirement
- 120V AC / 60Hz
- Power Consumption
- <0.5W (standby); 450W maximum
- Input Sensitivity/Impedance
- 250mV/27k ohms
- Signal-to-noise ratio (IHF-A)
- Frequency Response (@ 1W)
- 10Hz – 130kHz (+0dB/–3dB)
- 4-3/4" (121mm)
- 17-5/16" (440mm)
- 11-13/16" (300mm)
- 10 lb (4.6kg)
- Frequency range
- 522kHz – 1,620kHz
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio
- Usable Sensitivity (loop)
- Distortion (1kHz, 50% mod)
- Selectivity (±10kHz)
- Frequency Range
- 87.5MHz – 108.0MHz
- Usable Sensitivity IHF
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio (mono/stereo)
- Distortion (mono/stereo)
- Stereo Separation
- 40dB @ 1kHz
- Selectivity (±400kHz)
- Image Rejection
- IF Rejection
- Television format
- Input Level/Impedance
- 1Vp-p/75 ohms
- Output Level/Impedance
- 1Vp-p/75 ohms
- Video Frequency Response (composite video)
- 10Hz – 8MHz (–3dB)
- HDMI 2.0
- Supports up to 4K x 2K
AVR 1610S is rated out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kerry from The Sound Solution The 1610S connected to the HKTS 30 surround sound system is the perfect solution to our problem of creating music and media sound that stimulates or soothes and relaxes in a 1200 sf great room with a soaring 26 ft. ceiling. I appreciate HK 's technical guidance in selecting a sound system perfect for our home.
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nate from Good first time receiver I have used this receiver about 2 weeks and it has been working great ever since. I wish there were more watts per channel, considering that this unit goes for $400, but it gets the job done. I am using 2 Polkaudio bookshelf speakers and a Polkaudio subwoofer as well, and they sound crystal clear. This unit could use more input connections, there is only 1 optical audio input and 2 sets of rca inputs. I would have expected more for the price. This is a good starter receiver, but you may want to consider a different model depending on your input needs.
Date published: 2014-01-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by Jocket from Cant get Spotify anymore I updated my receiver because of a tech support agent with the regular AVR1610 firmware, so i lost spotify feature, nobody is able to give me a link to the AVR 1610S firmware to update it again and get my feature back,
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by Webworm from Excellent performance The 1610 works beautifully. I have it paired to 5 Polk audio speakers and a sub. The sound is great--the features are great. Amazing that the AVR only weighs 10 pounds.
Date published: 2014-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by mefr63 from Perfecto I bought this model a couple of weeks ago and am pleased with the device's features. The 3D bluray hdmi connection is perfect. It is connected to a set of speakers fisher stv-712b and Sony center and surround. The sound is great.
Date published: 2014-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by CHRISTO from Looks and sounds great Happy in every way. Hooked to 2 JBL ES90'S 2 JBL ES20'S 1 JBL ES25C and a JBL 560 SUB' Fantastic for money spent.
Date published: 2016-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by D4Son from Love the Useability met all expectations, plenty of room to grow. Recommend it to anyone with modest surround needs and multimedia applications.
Date published: 2014-09-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by MartinS from The question about the software version of AVR 161 In my AVR 161S I have a version of the software marked V005.11. Is it the latest? If not, where can I download it?
Date published: 2017-02-23
Does this unit support HDR or 4k pass thru?
You might find the answer to your question in our Product Support FAQ and knowledge base sections. The link is located at the top of this page. To submit a support case, please fill out the Contact Us form at the same location.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Will the AVR 1610S work with the HKTS 9 speaker system? If not what receiver do you recommend?
Yes, it would definitely work great. AVR 1610S is driving up to 85 Watts at 6/8 Ohms while the HKTS 9 can drive up to 80 Watts at 8 Ohms.
Date published: 2017-08-03
1) will the USB port identify and play .WAV (noncompressed) audio files?
Unfortunately, the AVR1610S only supports MP3 and WMA audio files from a USB device that is inserted on the USB port.
Date published: 2017-04-26
How would you use a record player with this unit?
It would depend on the record player you are using. If it has preamp outputs, you can simply connect an RCA cable from the phono output to the receiver’s analog input. If not, you will need to have a phono preamp.
Date published: 2017-03-14
Will this work okay with 4ohm speakers like Martin Logan Motion series?
The AVR 1610S can drive power up to 85W per channel at 6/8-ohms. The Martin Logan Motion series speakers’ recommended amplifier power is 20-400W at 4/6/8 ohms. The AVR 1610S will work but may not have enough power to drive the speakers’ full potential. . If the speakers are rated at 92 dB and above, and are small bookshelf speakers, then the 1610S will work. If the speakers are strictly 4 ohm, then we recommend not to use our AVRs.
Date published: 2017-03-09
Does it have am/fm tuner built in
Yes, the AVR 1610S has a built in AM/FM tuner.
Date published: 2017-03-06
Does the receiver have an AUX PORT?
The AVR 1610S does have an Auxiliary-Out port that you can use if you want to plug in a headset instead of using the speakers. There is no Auxiliary In port in the AVR 1610S.
Date published: 2016-11-09
Will the AVR1610s work with the TS11 amp and speaker system
The HKTS11 speakers can handle up to 120 watts per channel while the AVR1610S puts out as much as 85 watts per channel. So yes, the HKTS11 speakers will work very nicely with the AVR1610S receiver.
Date published: 2016-04-06
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