High Instantaneous Current
Capability (HCC) Amplifier(+/- 25 amps): The
built-in amplifier has high-current capability to handle demanding loads. The
AVR 125's powerful amplifier uses traditional Harman Kardon high-current design
technologies to meet the wide dynamic range of any program selection, allowing
it to effortlessly power the most dynamic digital sources.
Digital-to-Analog Converters: The
192kHz sampling and 24-bit word length capabilities of the DACs allows you to
play high-resolution recordings and hear the increased clarity, detail and
dynamic range of those recordings.
In addition to the built-in decoders, this unit
also has a 5.1-channel input for use with external multi-channel decoders.
Logic II: Pro Logic
II is a Dolby Laboratories technology that produces surround sound from any
stereo source, including CDs, VHS tapes, and TV programs. Like Dolby Digital,
Dolby Pro Logic II has stereo surround output, giving you a more realistic
surround sound experience. Unlike Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II allows you
to enjoy a "5.1-like" presentation using any analog stereo source. Pro
Logic II includes a Movie mode, Music mode, and Emulation Mode (recreates the
standard four-channel Pro Logic decoding mode).
Logic 7 Decoding: An exclusive
Harman Kardon surround process, Logic 7 is implemented as two separate modes:
Logic 7 M for Music and Logic 7 C for Cinema. Logic 7 M, designed to be used with analog or PCM stereo
sources, enhances the listening experience by presenting a wider front
soundstage and greater rear ambience. Logic 7 C, designed to be used with any source that contains
Dolby Surround or similar matrix encoding, delivers increased
center-channel intelligibility and more accurate placement of sounds with
fades and pans that are much smoother and more realistic than with other
VMAx: Another H-K exclusive,
the VMAx mode delivers a
three-dimensional sound space with the illusion of "phantom
speakers" at the center and surround positions when only the two front-channel loudspeakers are
used. VMAx N, or "Near
Field" mode should be selected when your listening position is less
than five feet from the speakers. VMAx F, or "Far
Field" mode should be selected when your listening position is greater
than five feet from the speakers.
- Dolby Digital
- Dolby Pro Logic II
- Logic 7 (Cinema and Music)
- Hall (1 and 2)
- VMAx (Near and Far)
Night Mode Setting:
The Night mode is a feature of Dolby Digital that uses special processing to
preserve the dynamic range and full intelligibility of a movie sound track while
reducing the peak level. This prevents abruptly loud transitions from disturbing
others, without reducing the sonic impact of a digital source. Note that the
Night mode is only available when specially encoded Dolby Digital signals are
Stereo-Direct Mode: This mode
enables you to preserve all the subtleties of older analog, two-channel sources
by bypassing the digital processor, preserving the analog format of the audio
signal for its entire path of travel through the receiver to the speaker and
Stereo-Digital Mode: This mode
enables you to apply digital bass management to optimize the distribution of the
low frequencies between the main speakers and the subwoofer. It can be used with
either a digital or analog input signal.
System Configuration Memory: The
AVR 125 features an advanced memory system that enables you to establish
different configurations for the speaker configuration, digital input, surround
mode, delay times, crossover frequency and output levels for each input source.
This flexibility enables you to custom-tailor the way in which you listen to
each source and have the AVR 125 memorize those settings. Once these settings
are made, they will automatically be recalled whenever you select that input.
Display Dimmer: The
display brightness may be set to full intensity, half intensity or off.
Backup: This unit
is equipped with a memory backup system that
preserves the system configuration information and
tuner presets if the unit is accidentally unplugged
or subjected to a power outage. This memory will
last for approximately two weeks, after which time
all information must be reentered.
AVR 125 Multibrand A/V Remote:
The AVR 125 comes with a powerful remote control that will control not only the
receiver's functions, but also most popular brands of audio and video equipment,
including CD players, cassette decks, TV sets, cable boxes, VCRs, satellite
receivers and other home-theater equipment.
Five macros, consisting of as many as 19 button operations each, can be
programmed into this remote: one that is associated with the Power On Button,
and four more that are accessed by pressing the Macro buttons. With the press of a single button, each macro will
perform a series of up to 19 button operations in sequence.