Harman Kardon DPR 2005 A/V Receivers

DPR 2005

  • A wide range of multiroom options
  • Assignable rear channels
  • A separate Zone II remote

User Reviews (5)

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Dave Pascoe   Audio Enthusiast [Oct 31, 2010]

Volume would max out on it's own, scary. Exchanged, 2nd unit freezes and has speakers cut out and sometimes a hissing sound. I think a sledgehammer may be a fix. Any Ideas, looking for some power and quality for 2 grand or less. Not a HARMAN kARDON please, thankyou

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1
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1
Donald   AudioPhile [Dec 11, 2009]

Great reciever ! I've done one on one sound comparisons with many other comp/ brands. Great sound ease of use. Great performer.

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4
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5
Adam   Audio Enthusiast [Sep 19, 2008]
Strength:

The sound was pretty good, not great as the digital amp has it's own weaknesses. Plenty of power to drive large, non efficient speakers.

Weakness:

The sound was pretty good, not great as the digital amp has it's own weaknesses.

A $975 repair bill? SOOOO glad I didn't pay much for the unit!

Customer Service

AWFUL! This unit made a loud screetch one day while watching TV at a low volume. 2 months later I find out that the main amplifier has gone out and the repair cost will be $975 almost all parts!

Similar Products Used: Onkyo, Sony ES series units
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1
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1
King-zog   Audio Enthusiast [Mar 15, 2008]
Strength:

Great sound, multiroom, low height.

Weakness:

Unreliable and no HDMI

I bought a reconditioned unit on Ebay which was sold direct from Harmon Audio. The price was a steal for the power and features, but the main reason I wanted this receiver is it's small height requirement. My wife bought a peice of furniure with fixed shelves of only 6" in height. Since this uses digital amplification, the package was smaller (in height) than any other receiver I could find except the JVC D702. I've been a loyal customer of HK since the early 80's, so this seamed like a perfect fit. They only produced this receiver for one year and this was a factory reconditioned unit, so they obviously had problems with the design. It comes with a 2 year warranty, so thought I'd give it a try. One year latter, after sending back the first two, my third unit is now malfuntioning. Like the first one the controls freeze up and you can't change any of the switching. The probelm comes and goes, but makes the receiver unreliable and unusable. (my second one had a terrible hissing in one of the channels). # 3 is going back and I'm asking for my money back.

Customer Service

Harmon Audio has been great to deal with for returns.

Similar Products Used: HK AVR500, HK PM645
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1
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1
BAXTER STATON   AudioPhile [Jul 02, 2007]
Strength:

mid and low end current avail-- and able to drive highend speakers is outstandingit is possible to use a digital/ classs a /ab amp in combo with this receiver using it as a preamp . /with 4gid in's /2dig out's /cox/octil. are met.

Weakness:

only one no hdmi in's or out's but that's o0k since it's allway's best to out put hdmi souce direct to plasma/lcd /projector displaysbut you still have comp out/in's on the receiver

this is one of the best receiver's i have owned. this is going back to 1969-- when i bought my frist receiver to bring back home . having in my home theather system accuphase p-300's with the adcom-gfa-555-and dbx-b-3 for a 8ch ,lexicon pre/processor. .i keep the hk-dpr-2005 in my office theather system. it's great. mid's and low end frq's are outstanding. i can't think opf a better receiver at it's price point

Customer Service

OUTSTANDING

Similar Products Used: 2-accuphase ---p-300/1 adcom--gfa-555/1bdx-b-3--1accusonic for side's
lexicon dc-2/vs-4----harmon kardon --dpr-2005/pioneer ---thx receiver (NOT USED)
4dbx---rg-1 range expander's=== adc eq's-----
speakers---mirages--oms-9// epicure's===cerwin vegas -d-9's====2 set's====bic venturi--4's====polk's sides
sony dat/sony md/ sony cassette/ proceed cd player/ toshiba--ax-2 hd dvd player////---sony dvd recorder/panosonic dvd recorder --3////
HITACHI--50IN LCD// 42 OLEVIA--LCD/ /////HD DISH NET WORK// COMCAST HD /////
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5
VALUE
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5
chibear   AudioPhile [May 27, 2005]
Strength:

SOUND, programmability

Weakness:

Lack of digital video switching, shortage of digital audio inputs, lack of phono input.

I bought this unit for the sound, flexibility and price. I use the unit to power the center, surround, and rear channels of my system. What I like: 1. The programmable inputs, crossovers, etc.: It seems like everthing on this unit is programmable and assignable. You can tailor erch input to your desires and needs. 2. The Remote: I found this really awesome. Again totally programmable with macro and learning capabilities. The parameters of each input are progrmmable on the fly with the remote.Again it's a tool you design for your specific purposes. 3. THE SOUND!! What I found so-so The auto speaker balancing system: While it worked, I found myself rebalancing everything while listening. I finally redid it manually and tweeked it in my first few listening sessions. I'm a professional musician, so may be more picky than most on this. What I didn't like: 1. Shortage of digital inputs. I find it quite sad that a digital path receiver has no dital video inputs (DVI or HDMI) and while the number of coaxial and optical inputs suit my needs, someone with more equipment may find the unit lacking. That being said, I knew this before buying and decided to work around it. 2. Lack of phono imputs. I had to either keep my old stereo preamp or by a new phono preaamp in order to listen to vinyl. Many cheaper units do offer good phono preamps. Again I knew this before buying. 3. Sometimes it takes the unit a few milliseconds to "find" the input you are using, so the first 1/2 second of a CD track may be missing. This does not happen all the time and once the unit is locked in on input, the problem disappears. Performance: In one word Awesome. I find I prefer the Logic 7 settings for both movies and music Summary: Check the back panel of this unit before buying. If what is there suits your needs then go for it.

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4
VALUE
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3
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