Harman Kardon® AVR 1650 at a glance:
- HDMI® v.1.4a with 3-D, Deep Color and Return Channel
- 95-watt, 5-channel amplifier
- Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™ decoding
- Logic 7® processing
- The Bridge IIIP connectivity (The Bridge IIIP sold separately)
- Four HDMI inputs
- Extensive audio/video connectivity
- Color-coded binding post speaker connectors
- On-screen display (OSD)
- Dot-matrix display
- Multidevice, programmable/learning remote
- Headphone jack with HARMAN headphone surround mode
- Upgradable firmware via USB port
- Detachable IEC power cord
The A/V receiver for cost-conscious film lovers and audiophiles.
Welcome to the next dimension in home theater.
Bring the latest cutting-edge thrills to your living room with HDMI® v.1.4a with 3-D, Deep Color and Audio Return Channel - as you experience the latest in 3-D home entertainment when combining the AVR 1650 with a 3-D TV and Blu-ray Disc™recordings or cable or satellite sources. See your favorite films, TV shows and sporting events - broadcast in 3-D - with a depth never before experienced and be blown away by this spectacular new dimension in home theater viewing. One of the most respected Harman Kardon® features has always been foresight - and by integrating HDMI v.1.4a with 3-D into its latest line of receivers, Harman Kardon engineering continues to be a leader in this area.
Power yourself to 5-channel surround sound.
If you're going to kick-start the home theater of your dreams, a high-performance receiver - with at least five channels of surround-sound potential - is probably high on your wish list. That's what the AVR 1650 delivers, offering 95 watts per channel and the ability to power a full 5-channel surround-sound system. It also features high-current capability (HCC) and an ultrawide-bandwidth amplifier design for accurate, dynamic sound - so you can experience virtually the same spectacular sound effects at home as you do in your local cineplex.
Top-of-the-line audio technologies.
When it comes to getting the cleanest sound and picture imaginable, the AVR 1650 delivers high-resolution audio to match the high-resolution digital video of the Blu-ray Disc™format. Unlock the full potential of your Blu-ray Disc recordings with Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™decoding. No matter what mode or mood you're in, you'll hear audio the way its creators intended - as you immerse yourself in a 360-degree surround soundscape. In addition, the AVR 1650 also benefits from having an HDMI® Audio Return Channel, which lets you listen to your TV's audio through your home theater system instead of through the TV speakers. This feature affects greater sound quality and ease of use - a benefit you're likely to appreciate along with the 30 FM/AM station presets, which let you enjoy all your favorite radio stations, without having to program them by yourself.
Surround yourself with superior Logic 7® processing.
Offering multichannel sound for your movies, music and games, the AVR 1650 employs Harman Kardon® Logic 7® processing, which transforms conventional stereo sources (such as CDs or iPod devices) into 5.1-channel surround sound using algorithms all our own. The result? Optimal audio quality that makes something good into something spectacular - while engulfing you in a 360-degree soundscape. Whether you're listening to HDMI®, analog or component sources, Logic 7 technology allows you to experience the surrounding ambient sounds that are already in the stereo mixes by converting, or upmixing, two-channel stereo signals into five- or seven-channel signals. This ensures you'll get a superior entertainment experience. This ensures you'll get a superior entertainment experience.
Play your iPod and/or iPhone device through your home theater system.
Over the years, iPod and iPhone devices have redefined how you consume music, allowing you to take your favorite songs with you - wherever you go. And now, thanks to the AVR 1650 and The Bridge IIIP docking station (available separately), you can experience these same digital tracks with better quality than ever - right at home. To do it, simply connect The Bridge IIIP to your iPod or iPhone device and AVR 1650 with a single cable - and, using the provided remote control, navigate your music and video libraries using the receiver's on-screen display (OSD). Your musical options will increase immediately - and instantly sound like never before. The Bridge IIIP can even play back video from your iPod or iPhone device.
Achieve the best possible audio performance.
As a feature in the AVR 1650, EzSet/EQ™calibration ensures you'll get the best possible audio performance out of your speakers - in any given listening area. Improve your home theater system's performance with the touch of a button by setting speaker volume, proper speaker balance and timing for 5.1-channel surround-sound speakers. By automatically measuring the frequency-response peaks and valleys in the listening room using the microphone (included), EzSet/EQ processing allows for a precise, compensating equalization curve to help your system gain extraordinary sonic accuracy. And even though the EzSet/EQ system may sound complicated to set up, it's not. Just connect the microphone to your AVR 1650 receiver and follow the on-screen instructions. In a few simple steps, EzSet/EQ equalization will automatically tailor sound to your speakers and specific room conditions, sending it directly toward listeners in the most ideal position - ear level for a seated listener.
Enjoy extensive video connectivity.
The AVR 1650 is equipped with four HDMI® inputs - enough to connect your entire system digitally. Highlighted by HDMI v.1.4a with 3-D, Deep Color and Audio Return Channel, the AVR 1650 maximizes your audio/video performance, reducing connection confusion while ensuring the greatest chance for compatibility with whatever audio/video equipment you're trying to connect. In addition, the AVR 1650 also has one component and three composite video inputs, which connect to legacy video sources - and even transcodes component video to HDMI video with a single connection to the TV. In other words, it's easier than ever to receive a high-definition signal from whatever video sources you want to be connected to.
Exhilarating audio - from practically any source.
With three digital audio inputs and six analog audio inputs, the AVR 1650 ensures plenty of connections for your digital and analog audio source components. By allowing a connection to digital and analog recorders, you can experience a more exhilarating blend of music options than you might have thought possible. You can also connect the AVR 1650 to a powered subwoofer (through the subwoofer pre-out) to generate some serious bass while benefitting from triple-crossover bass management.
Make all the right connections.
By integrating color-coded binding-post speaker connectors into its design, the AVR 1650 simplifies speaker connection - helping you avoid any frustrating connection errors. In addition, the AVR 1650 provides secure connections, accepting pin connectors and bare wire - so you have flexibility when it comes to selecting speaker cables.
Enjoy private listening through a headphone jack.
With 5.1 channels and 95-watts of power per channel, the AVR 1650 can help fill any room of the house with the spectacular sounds of Hollywood entertainment. But what if you want to have a more intimate, private listening experience? Then you'll want to use the AVR 1650 headphone jack with HARMAN headphone surround mode, which creates a realistic 5.1-channel surround-sound experience - from a single set of stereo headphones. Benefit from one-on-one listening -without sacrificing any precious sound quality - as you experience Hollywood thrills without disturbing others.
Easy-to-navigate on-screen display.
In addition to its impressive list of cutting-edge features, the AVR 1650 also has a user-friendly on-screen display (OSD) with great visibility, making the receiver easy to set up and use - even for novices. Offering simplicity, connectivity and superb quality, the on-screen display makes communicating with your AVR 1650 a surprisingly uncomplicated experience.
Take control with a multidevice, programmable/learning remote.
There's nothing more frustrating than a coffee table stacked with more remote controls than coffee-table books. That's why the AVR 1650 simplifies your life by including a multi-device programmable/learning remote control that's capable of directing your TV, cable boxes, satellite tuners and home theater - from one adept device. With its impressive ergonomic design, the remote control also works seamlessly with the AVR 1650's on-screen display to guide you through system setup - to get you up and running with the greatest of ease.
Upgrade your system with ease.
Keep your AVR 1650 up to date by upgrading it through its USB port. This will simplify and improve its operation and ensure your AVR 1650 is consistently running in line with its potential. It's the perfect way to protect your investment.
Set up your system with ease.
To help you simplify system installation, your AVR 1650 comes with a detachable IEC power cord - a high-performance hookup for high-powered A/V components. Find the best possible space configuration for your AVR 1650 inside your living room or home theater, and gain great flexibility along the way. You can also run the power cord to the installation site before installing the AVR 1650 unit, which makes installing the unit much easier than ever.
Harman Kardon® sound - a legacy of achievement.
The Harman Kardon® AVR 1650 is the perfect home theater component for consumers looking to experience a high-quality A/V receiver with cutting-edge capabilities - including 3-D - at a budget-conscious price point. Striking the balance between modern design, versatility and audio ingenuity, the AVR 1650 is a true embodiment of the Harman Kardon spirit of innovation - a tradition celebrated by home theater enthusiasts across the world for almost 60 years.
From the world's first stereo receiver (the Festival® TA230) to the multimedia masterpiece that became part of the permanent collection at New York City's Museum of Modern Art (the SoundSticks® desktop audio system), Harman Kardon engineers have consistently advanced the science of sound, developing magnificent audio products that are dedicated to quality, durability and generating rave reviews from audiophiles.
What's in the box.
- Harman Kardon® AVR 1650 audio/video receiver
- Multidevice programmable/learning remote control
- AM loop antenna
- FM antenna
- Three AAA batteries
- IEC power cord