Harman Kardon AVR 2650 7.1 Channel 3D-Ready AV Receiver
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Take your home entertainment to the next level.
If you’re looking for a receiver packed with the most sought-after home theater technologies, look no further than the harman kardon® AVR 2650. As an ideal starting point for building your dream home theater system, the AVR 2650 is blessed with an impressive list of features. It starts with HDMI® v.1.4a with 3-D, which allows you to experience 3-D entertainment when paired with 3-D TV technology. Then it continues on the audio front where the AVR 2650 commands serious attention with Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™ decoding – which delivers high-resolution sound that’s ultra-faithful to the filmmakers’ intentions. As an additional bonus, the AVR 2650 integrates harman kardon Logic 7® processing – a powerful and proprietary technology that devotes itself to each one of the seven amplified channels of surround sound the receiver is capable of supporting. Ultimately, with five HDMI outputs, extensive video and audio connectivity and its ability to connect with a harman kardon The Bridge IIIP (available separately) for playback on your iPod and iPhone devices, the AVR 2650 is a brilliant performer that accommodates virtually any system you pair it up with.
harman kardon® AVR 2650 at a glance:
- HDMI® v.1.4a with 3-D, Deep Color and Audio Return Channel
- Powers an 95-watt, 7.1-channel surround-sound system
- Network connectivity for accessing music and entertainment via the Web
- Dolby® Volume
- Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™ decoding
- Logic 7® processing
- The Bridge IIIP connectivity
- EZSet/EQ™ equalization
- Multizone functionality
- Five HDMI inputs
- Extensive audio connectivity
- FM stereo/FM/AM tuner that works with a SIRIUS Connect™ home tuner (sold separately)
- Color-coded binding post speaker connectors
- Graphical user interface (GUI)
- Dot-matrix display and screen-saver function
- Multidevice, programmable remote
- Headphone jack with HARMAN headphone surround mode
- Upgradable firmware via USB port
- Detachable IEC power cord
- Introducing the harman kardon® A/V receiver that does it all.
Welcome to the next dimension in home theaters.
One of the most respected harman kardon® features has always been foresight – and by integrating HDMI® v.1.4a with 3-D to its latest line of receivers, harman kardon engineering continues to be a leader in this area. Experience the latest in 3-D entertainment for the home when you combine the AVR 2650 with a 3-D TV and Blu-ray Disc™ recordings or cable or satellite sources – and bring the latest cutting-edge thrills right to your living room. Additionally, the AVR 2650 also has an HDMI Audio Return Channel, which makes the system extremely easy to use, minimizing the number of connections needed to import Internet sources such as Netflix and Hulu to your TV. This way, you can convert lower-resolution files to a higher-definition picture while infinitely expanding your entertainment options.
Power yourself to 7.1-channel surround sound.
If you’re going to kick-start the home theater system of your dreams, you’re probably going to want a little power. That’s what the AVR 2650 delivers – offering 85 watts of power per channel and the capability to power a full 7.1-channel surround-sound system. It also features high-current capability (HCC) and an ultrawide-bandwidth amplifier design for accurate, dynamic sound – so your home system can produce virtually the same effect as traditional movie theater sound systems. And if you use only five channels instead of seven, you can always assign out the two remaining SBL and SBR amplifier channels to another zone in the house. It won’t require an extra stereo amplifier and will help you configure your household system exactly as you want it.
Access a world of interactive entertainment.
With the AVR 2650, you get not only an A/V receiver but also a multimedia entertainment hub that can do much more than just play Blu-ray Disc™ recordings, DVDs and CDs. Given its ability to connect directly to your home network, you’ll also be able to stream music files and Internet radio stations from your computer – adding an abundance of new and diverse entertainment options to the rotation. The AVR 2650 also comes with 30 preset Internet radio stations, so it’s easier than ever to find your favorites – without having to search on your own.
Set it – and forget it.
Imagine if you could set your AVR volume once and not worry about it again. Well, now you can. Whether you’re watching a TV show or a film, Dolby® Volume technology maintains the same volume level no matter what entertainment you might be taking in. Whether you’re playing a Blu-ray Disc™ recording or a music file streaming from the Internet, you need set the AVR 2650 volume only once to eliminate unpredictable volume differences among shows, commercials and movies you may be flipping between. No more being jolted out of your seat by a loud commercial – or having to adjust the volume every time you change channels. Dolby Volume offers you an ideal listening environment, maintaining the sound’s original balance – at all volumes, just as its creators intended.
Top-of-the-line audio technologies.
When it comes to getting the cleanest sound and picture imaginable, the AVR 2650 delivers high-resolution sound to match the high-resolution digital video of the Blu-ray Disc™ format. Unlock the full potential of your Blu-ray Disc recordings – or any streamed HD media – with Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™ decoding. Additionally, the AVR 2650 has Dolby Pro Logic® IIz, which lends a certain “air” and depth of surround sound to your movies, music or games – when paired with a 5.1- or 7.1-channel speaker system. 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 soundstage. The AVR 2650 even has an MP3 enhancer to improve sound quality of low-bitrate MP3 and WMA files – so you can upgrade the quality of your music files, no matter what the source.
Surround yourself with superior Logic 7® processing.
Offering multichannel sound for your movies, music and games, the AVR 2650 employs harman kardon® Logic 7® processing, which transforms conventional stereo sources (such as CDs or iPod devices) into 7.1-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, component or S-Video sources, computer-based audio from a USB connection or even your iPod device via The Bridge IIIP docking station (available separately), Logic 7 technology works adeptly to ensure you’ll get a superior entertainment experience – without any hassles.
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 2650 and a harman kardon® 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 2650 with a single cable – and, using the provided remote control, navigate your music and video libraries through the high-definition graphical user interface (GUI). 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 as well as HD videos from iTunes media players in full high definition, automatically upscaling non-HD videos to the HD standard of 1080p, so you can achieve the best picture possible.
Achieve the best possible audio performance.
As a feature in the AVR 2650, 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 volume, balance and timing for 7.1-channel surround-sound speakers. By automatically measuring the frequency-response peaks and valleys in the listening room using the calibrated microphone (included), EzSet/EQ processing allows for a precise, compensating equalization curve to help your system gain extraordinary sonic accuracy. And even though EzSet/EQ technology may sound complicated to set up, it’s not. Just connect the microphone to your AVR 2650 receiver and follow the on-screen instructions. In a few simple steps, the EzSet/EQ system will automatically tailor the AVR 2650’s sound to your specific room conditions, sending it directly toward listeners in the most ideal position – ear level for a seated listener.
Enjoy music in every room of the house.
Conveniently designed to appease diverse musical tastes throughout the household, the AVR 2650 has multi-room audio functionality – thanks to SBL and SBR amplifiers that can be set to power Zone II speakers. This arrangement saves you money – since you won’t have to buy another amplifier for each individual room. By extending your favorite music to rooms you might have thought were previously out of reach, you’ll likely hear positive reviews flood in from family and houseguests, as you transform your home into several electrifying entertainment zones.
Enjoy extensive video connectivity.
AThe AVR 2650 is equipped with five 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 2650 maximizes your audio/video performance, reducing connection confusion while ensuring the greatest chance for compatibility with whatever A/V equipment you’re trying to connect. In addition, the AVR 2650 also has two component and two composite video inputs, which connect to legacy video sources – and even transcode analog 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 be connected to.
Exhilarating audio – from practically any source.
With four digital audio inputs and three analog outputs, the AVR 2650 ensures plenty of connections for your digital and analog audio source components. By connecting the AVR 2650 to digital and analog recorders, you can experience a more diverse range of music options than you might have thought possible. In addition, the AVR 2650 also has a front-panel USB port so you can play music from docked devices – such as your iPod or iPhone device – using a Zone II line output that expands your system into another room without requiring you to buy more electronics. You can also connect the AVR 2650 to a powered subwoofer (through the subwoofer pre out) to generate some serious bass while benefitting from quadruple-crossover bass management.
Comes with FM stereo/AM tuner with a satellite-radio hookup.
In addition to coming with 30 preset FM/AM radio stations, the AVR 2650 lets you add another dimension to your listening experience by working seamlessly with any SIRIUS Connect™ home tuner (sold separately). Get all your favorite radio stations – through one centralized, great-sounding component – and benefit from a single eight-pin DIN connector that makes connecting simple. You can even control your SIRIUS® radio through the graphical user interface (GUI) using the AVR 2650 receiver remote. It makes integration of popular satellite radio more seamless than ever.
Make all the right connections.
By integrating color-coded binding-post speaker connectors into its design, the AVR 2650 simplifies installation to just a few quick plug-ins – helping you avoid any frustrating connection errors. In addition, the AVR 2650 provides only the most secure of connections, accepting banana connectors, spade connectors, pin connectors and bare wire – so you have the utmost flexibility when it comes to setting up all kinds of other systems. This way, you can build out your system without experiencing any compatibility issues.
Enjoy private listening through a headphone jack.
With 7.1 channels and 85 watts of power per channel, the AVR 2650 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 2650 headphone jack with HARMAN headphone surround mode, which creates a realistic 7.1-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, graphical user interface (GUI).
In addition to its long list of features, the AVR 2650 also has a highly intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) with great visibility, making system setup and receiver usage easy – even for novices. By delivering on-screen menus for all setup functions – and in high-definition resolution– the graphical user interface makes the AVR 2650 simple to use as it helps you get up and running with the greatest of ease.
Save time; save energy.
As a nod to convenience, the AVR 2650 receiver has a dot-matrix information display that allows you to listen to music and adjust the unit – without turning on the TV. This convenient feature saves you energy. Additionally, the AVR 2650 also has a screen-saver function that prevents image burn-in on CRT and plasma displays – a key contributor to longevity when it comes to preserving high-end equipment.
Take control with a multidevice, programmable remote.
There’s nothing more frustrating than a coffee table stacked with more remote controls than coffee-table books. That’s why the AVR 2650 simplifies your life by including a multidevice, programmable IR remote control that’s capable of directing your TV, cable boxes, satellite tuners and home theater. With its impressive, ergonomic design, the backlit remote control also works seamlessly with the AVR 2650’s multilingual 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 2650 up to date by setting it to receive the latest software upgrades automatically – the moment they become available – via the high-definition graphical user interface (GUI). Update your AVR 2650 to simplify and improve its operation, and ensure your AVR 2650 is consistently running in line with its potential. It’s the perfect way to protect your investment – while taking advantage of future technological advances that help you stay relevant and up to speed.
- Stereo Power (FTC) : 95W per channel, two channels driven @ 8 ohms, 20Hz – 20kHz, <0.09% THD
- Multichannel Power (FTC) : 95W per channel, two channels driven @ 8 ohms, 20Hz – 20kHz, <0.09% THD
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio (IHF-A) : 100dB
- Dolby Digital Plus : Yes
- Dolby True HD : Yes
- Dolby® Digital : Yes
- Dolby Pro Logic® II : Yes
- DTS-HD/DTS-HD Master Audio : Yes
- Logic 7® : Yes
- Dimensions (H x W x D) : 17-5/16" x 6-1/2" x 17-1/8" (440mm x 165mm x 435mm)
- Weight : 24.4 lb (11.1kg)