Harman Kardon AVR225 A/V Receivers

AVR225

  • Dolby Digital(AC3), Pro Logic II and DTS Processing
  • AKM 192kHz 24 Bit Digital to Analog Converters
  • Power Output 55W x 5 Surround, 65W x 2 Stereo, THD <0.07%, 20Hz-20kHz into 8 Ohms
  • Preprogrammed A/V Remote Control w/EzSet (SPL Measuring & Adjustment Capability)
  • 5.1 Logic 7, VMAx
  • 6 Digital Inputs, 3 Coax & 3 Optical
  • Front Panel Digital Inputs (Coax 3 and Optical 3)
  • 6 Channel Direct Inputs
  • 2 Digital Outputs (Coax and Optical)
  • Front Panel Video 4 Inputs (S-Video 4 and Composite Video 4)
  • Discrete Amplifier Circuitry with High Current Capability and Wide Bandwidth
  • Dual Power Supplies (Secondaries x 2)
  • OSD On-Screen Display
  • S-Video Inputs & Outputs (5 Inputs & 3 Outputs)

User Reviews (2)

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rogers54   AudioPhile [Apr 28, 2004]
Strength:

Audiophile Sound at mainstream prices Detailed Smooth Natural Tight Bass

Weakness:

Remote Control functions hard to use

Got this about a year ago, after making a few mistake purchases in this price range.(Kenwood,JVC,Sony,Pioneer) I was wanting to put together a small inexpensive Theater System, my first one and wanted it to be the best possible at this price point. I already have relatively high end Stereo Equipment for music(Carver, Crown) so mainly wanted this for movies, but I just could not deal with the poor sound quality of the units I tried and didn't have a lot of faith in this one either. What a nice surprise. The sound from the AVR225 is very nice. It has detail and warmth at the same time and does not sound harsh, very natural and smooth. This unit sounds like it has more Headroom than the other units that was rated at 100 watts per channel instead of 55 watts. This unit actually sounds close to my Carver and Crown amps, just not quite as much volume. Even though this is not in the price range of true Audiophile equipment, it doesn't know it and performs like a much more expensive unit. Way to go Harman Kardon. So far it has held up well, I hope it continues. I have heard they have had some issues with reliabilty a few models back but have suppose to have fixed those issues.

Similar Products Used: Sony JVC Pioneer Kenwood
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
ironj01   Audio Enthusiast [Nov 03, 2003]
Strength:

clean power nice and heavy

Weakness:

Remote control layout (I know picky)

Recently picked this up at Fry's a few months back after deciding my 6060 couldn't push my cerwin v-12's and polk r11 monitors...man alive...it was like a huge blanket was pulled off the speakers...nice clean power finally reached my speakers. I had to watch all my movies and listen to all music all over again for the "new" experience. Now I'm wondering what a 7200 will do for my speakers...damn...

Similar Products Used: kenwood, sony, panasonic...all "dirty" junk
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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