AVR 1700



5.1-channel sound at 100 watts per channel

Harman Kardon engineers have built the AVR 1700 audio/video receiver for a premium home theater experience, with the ability to fill the air with astonishing sound at 100 watts per channel. Speaking of the channels: With 5.1 of them, plus connections for a subwoofer, the AVR 1700 immerses you in a true surround-sound environment.


DLNA 1.5 certified connectivity

Hear your networked media sources as never before in pitch-perfect surround sound. DLNA 1.5 enables the AVR 1700 to stream audio from compatible devices onto your home network via Ethernet connection, allowing you to enjoy them at a quality that you would not have thought possible.


HARMAN Media Manager (available as a free download)

This free, downloadable software enables your AVR 1700 to enjoy DLNA compatibility with your Mac OS devices or older versions of the Windows® operating system. And it helps organize and clean up the cover art on your music files, regardless of your computer type.



Hear how truly amazing your streaming music can sound. AirPlay allows you to stream music wirelessly from your iOS® devices and from the iTunes service through your AVR 1700 for superb sound.


EzSet/EQ calibration

The Harman Kardon EzSet/EQ system automatically sets key system parameters and fine-tunes the AVR 1700’s sound to your specific listening room with the press of a few buttons.


USB port for music-file playback and system upgrades

Your AVR 1700 doesn’t need a docking station. Instead, its front-panel USB port allows an easy-access connection point for any iOS devices. It even lets you access music stored on a flash drive. Furthermore, the included AVR remote gives you a convenient way to control any connected device.


vTuner Internet radio

Enjoy your favorite radio stations, podcasts and Internet-only programming from around the globe in outstanding surround sound on your AVR 1700. vTuner® Internet radio gives you quick, easy access to your favorite online stations.


Control through your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet

A free, downloadable app allows you to transform your smartphone or tablet into an easy-to-use remote control. Compatible with most iOS and Android™ devices, this high-definition graphical user interface gives you full control of your AVR 1700 and all its connected media through the convenience of your favorite portable device.


HDMI inputs with 3D and Deep Color

3D movies play as vividly and realistically in your home as they would in a movie theater, thanks to the AVR 1700’s advanced HDMI connectivity. Experience everything from a 3D TV to a 3D Blu-ray Disc recording with an astonishing level of realism.


Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding

Hear films on your AVR 1700 the way the filmmakers intended you to hear them – no matter which spot you get on the couch. Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™ decoding create an immersive, high-resolution sound environment that matches the high-resolution HDMI video from HD sources such as Blu-ray Disc recordings.

Specs & Downloads

Item# AVR 1700


Powerful and versatile yet easy to use.

You don’t live in a mansion – yet. Still, that’s no reason for you not to enjoy the same level of home entertainment as a person who does. We’ve designed the Harman Kardon® AVR 1700 audio/video receiver to handle a remarkable number of high-definition sources and to output audio at levels that will blow your mind yet not blow out your windows. Six HDMI® inputs ensure connectivity to all your DVD, HDTV, Blu-ray Disc™ and video-game sources, while built-in AirPlay and DLNA® 1.5 certified connectivity enable you to play almost every file from compatible computers, tablets and mobile devices – with quality that you wouldn’t have thought was possible. To top it all off, a remote control, intuitive menu system and available mobile app make operation and setup easy for a device this advanced. With the power reserve of a 100-watt-per-channel amplifier, this receiver will not only fill your room with crisp, clear Harman Kardon sound but also make you feel as though you are in a recording studio, movie theater or concert hall while your favorite entertainers are at work.

General Specifications

Multichannel Power (all channels driven)
95W per channel, two channels driven @ 8 ohms, 20Hz – 20kHz, less than 0.07% THD
Power Consumption (full power/idle)
Transient intermodulation distortion (TIM):

Audio Specifications

Surround system adjacent-channel separation:
Dolby Pro Logic/PLII: 40dB Dolby Digital: 55dB DTS: 55dB
Output Level/Impedence (ohm)
1Vp-p/75 ohms
Distortion (Mono/Stereo)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (dB)
Frequency Range (MHz)
87.5 – 108.0MHz
Usable Sensitivity (IHF)
Selectivity (±400kHz):
Frequency Range (kHz)
520kHz – 1720kHz
High Instantaneous Current Capability
±34 amps
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (Mono/Stereo dB)
Stereo Separation @ 1kHz (dB)
40dB @ 1kHz
Input Sensitivity/Impedence
250mV/27k ohms
Signal-to-noise Ratio (IHF-A) (dB)
Distortion (1kHz, 50% mod):
Input Level/Impedence (ohm)
1Vp-p/75 ohms
Usable Sensitivity (Loop)
Stereo Power
100W per channel, two channels driven @6/8 ohms, 1kHz, less than 1.0% THD
Selectivity (±10kHz):
Frequency Response
10Hz – 100kHz

System Specifications

Power Requirement
120V AC/60Hz


Depth (mm)
Height (in)
6-1/2" inches
Width (in)
17-5/16" inches
Width (mm)
440 mm
Depth (in)
13-13/16" inches
12.8 lb
Height (mm)

Video Specifications

Video Frequency Response (Component Video)
10Hz – 8MHz (–3dB)
IF Rejection (dB)
Image Rejection (dB)
Television Format

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