Harman Kardon AVR 310 A/V Receivers

4.49/5 (71 Reviews) MSRP : $800.00


Product Description

A/V receiver with Dolby Digital and DTS


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by travk13 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 16, 2004

Bottom Line:   
wow i have the new 7300 now in my main living room because of the impression this guy but on me ... this is in my game room pushing tannoy mx1m .. mains.. and similar center and surround s .. great imaging ...power !!! 45 watt rate hahaha they rate like adcom rotel etc very modest .. very pure all the way up .. and they dont over process .. logic 7 is more impressive than dolby 2.0 the dts is great .. also is digital ..

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $212.00

Purchased At:   ebay



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

Date Reviewed: October 20, 2003

Bottom Line:   
This replaced an older HK ( AVR20) receiver, the difference in stepping to digital is phenomenal. This receiver has more than ample power and through the Klipsch sounds crystal clear. On screen display is a great feature.



Harman/Kardon AVR-310
Panasonic DVD-A110
Denon DCM-280

Klipsch KG5.5 (Main)
Klipsch KV-1 (center)
Paradigm Micro (surrounds)
Paradigm PS-1000 (Sub)

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $699.00

Purchased At:   Local HiFi Store



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by FW a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 11, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Another reviewer noted that this receiver can be bright and harsh. They were right to an extent. When listening in stereo, the imaging is good but the tonal balance is quite unpleasant, almost unlistenable. Many stereo recievers sound better that cost less. It may be a matter of associated equipment. I do not recommend listening to anything in stereo if your speakers have high tech titanium tweeters or are already a tad bright. However in dolby digital, DTS, or Logic 7 modes (read 5.1 not stereo), this reciever can sound quite good. Using speaker cables designed with twisted pairs and a fair amount of shielding seemed to help take some edge off also. People who like in your face bass should avoid this product. Other amps were capable of much a much better low octave sound in the same room/setup. The bass was there, but again the balance was unnatural with too much low bass. When listening in surround, the bass was very nice but subdued. This is good if you prefer vocals over booty bass. Altogether, if you prefer listening in stereo, want a very warm sound, or tend to emphasize the bass, then take a second listen. If you don't mind CDs in 5.1 and too much bass distracts, still take a second listen but chances are this will be a good bet for you.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Circuit City



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

Date Reviewed: August 19, 2003

Bottom Line:   
The HK AVR 310 is technological jungle of fun and great enjoyment, once you figure out the "EZ-set" remote! I use it mainly to drive the surround speakers, and as a preamp for the front speakers.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Harman Factory store



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by travisn a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 2, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I have not had any luck with HK's reliability. I first purchased an AVR310 about a year ago, and after having it set up for about three weeks, the sound decoding chip crashed. I sent the unit away for repair and when i got it back, it quit working that same day again. I finally got a new unit from the factory and it has worked fine for about a year, but now it is giving me problems again.
Before I became so frustrated with all the quality concerns, I was very happy with this recievers performance. Movie soundtracks were vibrant and very dynamic, in both DD and DTS. I really liked that the avr 310 has so many digital inputs, and the audio/video inputs on the front panel came in very handy several times as my buddy brings his PS2 over once in a while, though i just wish that there was a cover for these inputs, to clean up the look a little, but that's a small complaint.
I'm not bashing on HK, but I can't give this reciever a high rating because of all the problems i had. If you get one that works well, you will be very happy, but I can't say I'm a happy customer.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Price Paid:    $1250.00

Purchased At:   general audio




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