Harman Kardon AVR 3550HD A/V Receivers

5/5 (2 Reviews)


Product Description

75 Watts x 7 Channels / HDMI 1.3a / EZ-Set Equalizer / Multiroom Capable / iPod Dock Station / XM Ready Tuner / HD Certified


The Harman Kardon AVR 3550HD includes audio employs high-current, ultrawide-bandwidth amplifier sections (7 x 75 Watts into 8 ohms, 20 Hz - 20,000Hz, <0.07% THD) and is Dolby TrueHD processing / DTS-HD Master Audio processing / Logic 7 (5.1 and 7.1) processing
HDMI V1.3a with Deep Color
Faroudja DCDi Cinema video processing with upscaling to 1080p from l.ower res sources
Includes docking station for A/V playback, control and charging of iPod
EzSet/EQ equalization for quick set-up of surround sound in your room
HDTV ready
XM Satellite-Radio Ready Tuner - XM requires service subscription an home antenna
Quadruple-crossover Bass manager
Advanced dual-core Cirrus Logic CS 49700 32-Bit DSP processor
Multiroom audio capability (optional accessory required for additional rooms)
High-current capability
Three HDMI V1.3a with Deep Color inputs and one HDMI output
Three assignable, wide-bandwidth (100MHz), HDTV-ready Component video inputs and one output
Harman Kardon-engineered Bridge II docking station for playback, control and charging of iPod included
Subwoofer out for direct connect to a powered subwoofer
4 A/V inputs with S-video, plus two audio inputs
FM stereo/FM/AM tuner with 30 presets
Unit Dimensions (H x W x D) and weight: 6-1/2" x 17-5/16" x 15" (165mm x 440mm x 382mm), 31.7 lb (14.4kg)


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Fabian Farrell a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 6, 2009

Bottom Line:   
While I was disappointed when I first hooked up the AVR3550HD I was undeterred. I felt that HK had not dropped out of the high end quality slot that I had been used to and as many retailers who sell competeing products told me. I replaced my HK DPR2005 receiver only because I wanted the HDMI inputs. I have had a number of HK receivers in the last 30 plus years and was never disappointed. As I stated earlier I was initially disappointed. I played with all settings, replaced speaker cable and talked to others about what might be going on.. I finally read a blog that started talking about how HDMI was not yet perfect! I decided to go back and use my optical cables to transmit the audio from my sources. OH MY! MY PARADIGMS STILL LIVE! Alkl is well at Harman Kardon, the receiver is great! I understand that the 3550HD is already being replaced by a new model, the 3600. I am sure it will meet or exceed anyone's expectations if they take the time to eliminate the weak links in their system.

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Product model year:   2009



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jare0920 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 20, 2009

Bottom Line:   
I must say Harman kardon is still one one the cleanest sound A/V receivers I have ever demo'd, I A&B 'd it with and without my NAD 272 Power Amp, and I got to tell you the 3550HD hung in there with it with a sweet sound extremely warm, the NAD was well defined and louder (but also very clean). I know most would say you can't run Paradigm Reference 100's with a 75 watt amp but they keep forgetting about the high current, which incidently drives the speakers not wattage!. I have an old reveiw on the AVR 7300 (which I recently sold) the guy that got it loves it! I am into Bluray now and wanted to upgrade to the AVR 7550HD (which is currently not available) and I don't think I can afford it right now, so I went and purchased his little brother. I found and posted some nice images of the 7550HD it will be a force to be reckened with once it it released trust me. JR (HK Fan) link: http://www.jmrstudio.com/demos/hk/

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Product model year:   2008




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