Harman Kardon AVR 80 A/V Receivers

AVR 80

Home theatre THX certified amp.

User Reviews (6)

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Dee Ell Eff   Audio Enthusiast [Oct 17, 2008]
Strength:

6-channel analog inputs to pair w/matching outboard Dolby decoder box.

Excellent amplifier stages for musicality.

Multi-room capable.

Durable/reliable controls and connectors.

Front panel lighting can be killed for movies.

Numerous (mostly natural-sounding) surround modes.



Weakness:

No phono stage, so if you've got LPs still....

No HD connections for video switching.

No support for latest 7.1/DVD-A/SACD/TrueHD/Master Audio surround schemes.

Owned this system for more than 10 years, and still going strong. For a mid-riced consumer-oriented audio product, the amplification section of the receiver is great!
If you need to switch high-def video, or support the latest multichannel/lossless digital audio formats, then obviously this receiver isn't for you. But sonically, it was hard to beat for the money I paid and durability/reliability I've received.

And OneCall is a great place to buy stuff like this at a surprisingly good discount ($1100 pkg. price incl. the $600SRP ADP-303 Dolby Digital decoder add-on) , but still with a full, factory warranty (as they are auth. resellers of all avail. brands).

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Chris   AudioPhile [Sep 26, 2003]
Strength:

HCC amplifier. Beautiful surround sound

Weakness:

no 6 channel decoder inside

This realy the best receiver ever made in this price cattegory. My home theater is completed with a adp 303 AC-3 digital decoder and Infinity Kappa speakers. Nothing I ever heared is better then this.

Similar Products Used: denon marantz nad
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
roger gonzalez   Audio Enthusiast [Apr 03, 2003]
Strength:

full power on all channels.good sound.

Weakness:

no digital out puts.

its sound good for this price, but I prefer denon.3803, the power its exellent, special with movies . I know that I can"t find anotherone like this , for this bargain. luky , dont you think. roger from :La

Similar Products Used: technics 1000thx.
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Harman Kardon   Audio Enthusiast [Jul 07, 2002]
Strength:

high power amp , volume is loud and clear with no distortion.

Weakness:

The remote is hard to program until you figure it out then it is quite simple. No six channel proccessor built in.

I looked at almost every av proccesor available in 1997 and I kept thinking of the sound I heard from the demo system at cicuit city. Nothing else I heard in this price range even came close to the sonic pefection and clarity of this reciever. The THX certified amp is flawless . It produces awesome lows and highs that will make you smile. This is truly a wonderful reciver for home audio and music. This reciever will do it all!! I have owned this receiver for 5 years with no problems.

Similar Products Used: pioneer, fisher , Harman AVR-45 , Harman AVR-65
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Levi R   Audio Enthusiast [Dec 14, 2001]
Strength:

High Current Capability, Price, Expandability, Value and Performance

Weakness:

no DTS decoder, no fiber optic input.

The Harman Kardon AVR80 is a good receiver up until this year 2001. It hooked a pair of Klipsch KG 5.5 and it blows my away! Overall it has great sound quality, it has THX certification, Low distortion and highly reliable receiver. I am thinking about adding a DTS processor. No problems so far and I have been using this for almost 4yrs now.

Similar Products Used: Marantz, Onkyo, Sony
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Halldor Sigurdsson   an Audio Enthusiast [Aug 26, 1999]

I have owned this beast for about 18 months, and it gets better by the day.The bass is low and explosive, and the clarity on the high end is better then none. I have JBL LX10 loudspeakers connected to the AVR80 and these speakers are large and powerful. The AVR80 has no problem at all with bringing out the sweetness that these speakers provide. In the home theatre domain the AVR80 is quite at home. The channel seperation is great and overall performance is stunning.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
otis y   Audio Enthusiast [Dec 30, 1999]
Strength:

good power,lots of features and add ons

Weakness:

jumper bars some times cause the whole thing not to work,easily fixed.

I added an adp303 and nothing that I've lisented to comes close.

Similar Products Used: Nad,Onkyo
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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