Harman Kardon AVR 210 A/V Receivers

4.48/5 (44 Reviews) MSRP : $600.00


Product Description

A/V receiver with Dolby Digital and DTS


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by alin a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 20, 2010

Bottom Line:   
10 years old alive and kiking. i used it for many wedding venues with dali 8008 blue 4 ohms speakers and amc subwoffer running over 10 hours each venue at very high volume thinking that it will blow up any time but never once let me down. i blue up an onkyo amp twice with my dali speakers puts my yamaha rxv659 to shame in the music departament,and my old classic prologic pioneer in the bin. you would not belive how many people wanted to buy the pakage. power very badly underrated at 50 watts a chanel in stereo mode. the only down side sometimes it scares me how hot it gets when volume exides -10

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jimbro a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: December 30, 2004

Bottom Line:   
This little receiver sounds great! Power is a little less than what I would like, but really, whenever I crank it up, it sounds clean and loud, so I really cant complain. Lacks 4th channel for 4 way output, but works fine for that in 5 ch surround. The coolest thing about this is I can connect it to the optical in my PC sound card and listen to the following file types thru my home system: wav, mp3, flac, shn & ape. Now that is COOL! And is sounds great, no hum or hiss.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Ebay



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by sberamji a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 26, 2003

Bottom Line:   
This is a review for the AVR2000 which is the Asian model. I think for the price it is a very good buy. I have used lots of different recivers in this price range and I think the Harman Kardon stands above the rest. Build quality is pretty good and te receiver looks a lot more expensive than it is.

Power is rated at 45x5 or 50x2 at 8ohms which is underated. This receiver can safely do 60-70W rms of power. t has a high current capability so in movies when there is a sudden surge in the volume yur speakers handle it, not like lesser receivers where the speakers gasp for power.

Plethora of connections are avaiable though I would like to see a 6 channel input.

The speakers canot be set to small in the radio mode which leaves me wondering what I should do if I have a satellite speaker that lacks a crossover bullt in.

When you set the speakers to smal the HK cuts them of at 100HZ so be sure your sats can go down to 100HZ. I havent tried powering floorstanders yet but I dont think this amp is meant to power very demanding speakers. It is slightly bright but a lot better than the competition which is far far brighter.

Sound delivery is smooth and effortless. You can turn the volume way up and it will not distort. The AVR2000 had a defect in DTS mode where the sub is lower in volume by 10db. This is a defect and HK says they cant do anything about it. I have to use the channel setting to raise the sub output and decrease my sats. Pretty irritating. Dolby digital is spot on and the internal DACS are pretty good.

Overall a very nice receiver and nothing in this price can give it a run for its money.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $400.00



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by markkanof a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 18, 2003

Bottom Line:   
This is an excellent reciever. The sound quality is the best I have heard in this price range. The unit is very easy to use and it looks pretty good.

As for inputs and outputs this unit has plenty. I have not been able to fill them all yet. It also has binding posts for all five channels of speaker outputs.

I also feel this unit is one of the highest quality built units in its price range. Obviously I would love to have a unit with a brushed aluminum front plate and volume knob and completely gold plated binding posts and connections but things like this are just not reasonable in this price range.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $340.00

Purchased At:   Brandnamez.com



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jonathan a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 2, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I own the H/K 220, which appears to be the same as the 210. I first purchased a sony receiver from best buy for 300 bucks, and took it back in 30 days because it didn't have the connection possibilities as this receiver. I like that it has digital inputs on the front, that works well for hooking up my laptop for parties. Sound is phenomonal! Way louder and clearer than the Sony rated at 100x5! The front display is very sophisticated looking, and the lcd is the best combo of functionality and simplicity. Very good receiver, very pleased!!

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   acousticsounddesign.




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