5.1ch AV Receiver The Harman/Kardon
AVR 1650 employs a 5ch amplifier rated a 95 watts with 2 channels driven (8Ω, 20-20kHz, 0.07% THD) and features a mono subwoofer (LFE) output. The AVR 1650's
high-current capability (HCC) and ultra-wide bandwidth amplifier design provides
accurate, dynamic sound with emotional impact for your home theater system.
Surround Modes: The Harman/Kardon
AVR 1650 offers a variety of surround modes to accommodate playback
of various audio formats.
sound is output by the front left and right speakers and subwoofer.
sound is output by all speakers and subwoofer.
Dolby Pro Logic
Dolby Pro Logic
Dolby Pro Logic
is a matrix
decoding technology developed by Dolby Laboratories. Dolby
Pro Logic processes any high-quality stereo (two-channel) movie and
music audio into four playback channels of surround sound - Front
Left, Front Right, Center, Mono-Surrounds.
Dolby Pro Logic II
Pro Logic II transforms high-quality stereo sound into 5.1-channel
surround sound. Thanks to its full-range performance, you will hear
all the detail and subtleties of a compelling five-channel Dolby
surround sound mix from a stereo signal. You can choose between
three DPL II modes - Movie, Music, or Game.
Harman/Kardon Logic 7 processing transforms
conventional stereo sources into 5.1-channel surround sound using proprietary
algorithms. The result is optimal audio quality with a 360°
soundscape. Whether you're listening to digital or analog sources, Logic 7
technology allows you to experience the surrounding ambient sounds that are
already in the stereo mixes by converting, or upmixing, two-channel stereo
signals into five- or seven-channel signals. This ensures you'll get a superior
Harman Virtual Speaker
When only two main speakers are
present in the system, you can use Harman Virtual Surround to create
an virtual surround sound effect.
Virtual surround processing which simulates a 5.1-channel speaker
system using standard headphones.
Digital has been selected as the default format for DVD video,
standard 2 channel audio playback and HDTV Digital broadcasting.
Dolby Digital features two independent surround channels giving same
full range as the three front channels. Plus it adds a Low Frequency
Effect channel LFE. Dolby Digital accomplishes this by using a
technique called compression.
Dolby Digital EX
Dolby Digital EX takes the Dolby Digital 5.1-channel
setup one step further with an additional center surround channel
(reproduced through one or two speakers) for extra dimensional
detail and an enveloping surround sound effect.
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus is based on core Dolby Digital
technologies. Dolby Digital Plus is an advanced
surround sound audio codec
designed specifically for evolving media. Dolby Digital Plus brings
cinematic sound to Blu-ray,
broadcast, online, game, and mobile phone entertainment (up to
Dolby Digital TrueHD
TrueHD produces audio that is identical to and every bit as
spectacular as the master recording. It lets you experience the full
potential of Blu-ray Disc (up to 7.1ch), and is even ready for
future HD delivery formats.
(Digital Theater Systems) uses the same concept as Dolby Digital,
but implements a lower compression rate. This leads to more dynamic
range, improved channel separation, and more subtle nuances.
High Resolution Audio
High Resolution Audio is an improved
version of the
conventional DTS, DTS-ES and
DTS 96/24 signals formats,
compatible with sampling frequencies of 96 or 48 kHz and up
to 7.1 channels of
discrete digital sound. High data
bit rate performance
provides high quality sound.
This format is fully
compatible with conventional
conventional DTS digital surround 5.1-channel data.
Master Audio is a lossless audio format created by Digital Theater
System (DTS). This format provides the facility to support up to 8
audio channels with a sampling frequency of 96kHz/24bit resolution
and up to 6 audio channels with a sampling frequency of 192kHz/24bit
resolution. It is fully compatible with conventional products,
including conventional DTS digital surround 5.1-channel data.
offers a higher quality level of multi-channel audio (up to 5.1
channels) for standard DVDs. The "96" refers to a 96kHz sampling
rate (compared to the typical 48kHz sampling rate.) The "24" refers
to 24-bit depth, compared to 16-bit depth used for CD sound, which
means there is more audio information present.
Note: Dolby Digital and DTS listening modes can only be
selected if your audio source is connected to the AV receiver via a digital
audio connection (HDMI, optical or coaxial). Even though the AV receiver
will decode 7.1channel surround sound (via HDMI), it will only output 5.1ch
surround, because it lacks Surround Back channel speaker outputs.
Dolby Pro Logic II Music Settings: While listening in the
Dolby Pro Logic II Music format, there are three further enhancements you can
- Panorama: Broadens the front stereo image to the
surround speakers to provide a wraparound effect, especially effective when
there is limited output from the surround channels, panorama can be turned
on/off in the menu.
- Dimension: Allows you to move the sound field forward
- Center Width: Allows you to adjust the width of the
EzSet/EQ: Harman/Kardon's exclusive EzSet/EQ feature makes
it possible to automatically set the AVR 1650's output levels, crossover points,
and delay times for each of the 5.1 channels. EzSet/EQ will play test sweeps
through the speakers, and using the included microphone make all necessary
adjustments. The microphone plugs into the receiver's front-panel headphone
Note: If there are fewer than 5 speakers in your system, do not
use the EzSet/EQ process. Instead, use the Manual Speaker Setup.
Manual Speaker Setup: The Speaker
Setup menu allows you to manually configure your speaker system. You can set the
number speakers (up to 5.1ch), distance of each speaker to your main listening
position (up to 30'), crossover frequency (Large/40/60/80/100/120/150/200Hz),
subwoofer size (8/10/12/15")and level of each speaker (+/-10 dB).
BXR: BXR enhances bass performance when playing MP3 tracks;
select On, or leave at the default Off setting for non-MP3 audio.
Tone Controls: The receiver' provides independent Bass & Treble
control (+/-10 dB).
Night Mode: Night mode compresses the audio so that louder passages
are reduced in volume to avoid disturbing others, while dialogue remains
intelligible. Night Mode can be set to Max, Mid, or Off.
Audio Poll: The Auto Poll feature is used when both an
analog audio and a digital audio connection have been made for one source
device. If no digital signal is available, the AVR 1650 will automatically
switch to the analog input for the source. This situation can occur with some
cable or satellite television broadcasts, where some channels are broadcast with
digital audio and others with analog audio, or when a DVD player is paused or
Color-coded Binding Posts: All of the receiver's speaker
terminals are color-coded binding posts. They are not 5-way binding posts because a plastic
collar prevents their use with spade lugs and they are positioned too far apart
to be used with dual banana plugs.
Assignable Digital Inputs: The AVR 1650 features two optical
digital (Toslink) inputs and one coaxial digital inputs. Each can be assigned to any of the inputs (except Aux).
There is also an optical digital output to transfer a digital audio recording to
a connected CD-burner.
Front-Panel Connections: The Harman/Kardon features a front-panel Aux
input and headphone jack.
- Auxiliary Input: There is a front-panel stereo RCA auxiliary
input for temporary connection of an external audio device.
- Headphone Jack: When headphones are plugged into the full-size
1/4" jack on the front panel, all the speakers are automatically muted.
5 HD Inputs/1 HD Output: The Harman/Kardon AVR 1650 is
equipped with five HD video inputs & one HD video output. Four HDMI 1.4a inputs (up to 1080p capable) let
you connect a high-definition satellite receiver, Blu-ray Disc player, and game
system for high definition video and audio. One component input (1080i capable)
provides added HD-capable connectivity and versatility. There is also a single
HDMI 1.4a output.
- HDMI Inputs/Output: The receiver is equipped with four
HDMI (v.1.4a) inputs for connecting HDMI-equipped audio/video components.
All four HDMI inputs are capable of carrying uncompressed digital audio and
3D 1080p video. There is also an HDMI (v.1.4a) output which supports the ARC
function that feeds audio/video signals to your TV.
- Component Video Input: This unit features one component
video input capable of supporting high-definition video signals (up to
Note: Since there is no component video output, the component
video input signal is upconverted to HDMI to output the video signal to your
TV. The component video signal is not scaled.
3D-Ready: The Harman/Kardon AVR 1650 is compatible with
3D-ready Blu-ray disc movies, video games, and other 3D content through its HDMI
Note: 3D viewing requires 3D-ready source with 3D
content, 3D-ready HDTV, 3D glasses, and high-speed HDMI cable. Other 3D
accessories may also be needed.
Deep Color: The
AVR 1650 also supports Deep Color, which can display a larger color range than
standard-definition schemes. The result is a more lifelike, vibrant picture.
ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature allows audio to be
sent from your compatible HDTV to your receiver through the same HDMI cable
already being used to send audio and video to your HDTV. This eliminates the
need for extra cables connected to your television.
AV Sync Delay: This feature allows you to correct a synchronization
problem in which a source device or the video display introduces a significant
amount of video processing that causes the audio and video parts of the signal
to be out of sync. The audio for all channels can be delayed up to 180 milliseconds.
On-Screen Display (OSD):
The Harman/Kardon AVR 1650's on-screen display (OSD) makes setting up the
receiver easy. To view the on-screen display you must connect the composite
video or HDMI monitor output of the receiver to your television.
Input Name: You can program the source name for any of the
inputs, up to 10 characters.
Optional iPod Dock: Using the optional Bridge IIIP dock (532BRIDG3P, sold
separately) you can integrate your iPod/iPhone with the AVR 1650. The song
title, artist, album, and elapsed/total time (song) appear on the receiver's
display panel and the connected video monitor. The iPod/iPhone is controlled
using the buttons on the receiver and the main remote control; or in manual
mode, use the buttons on the iPod/iPhone for control. Your iPod/iPhone's battery
will also be charged while docked. The Bridge IIIP dock supports the following iPod/iPhones -
iPod classic (80/120/160GB), iPod nano (3rd/4th/5th/6th gen), iPod touch
(1st/2nd/3rd/4th gen) and iPhone (2G/3G/3GS/4).
Note: The AVR 1650 does not support the previous
Harman/Kardon Bridge II or III iPod docks.
Sleep Timer: This function allows you to automatically set the
power to standby after a predetermined time; from 10 to 90 minutes in 10 minute
Back-Up Memory: The unit is equipped with a back-up memory
that provides approximately four weeks of memory storage when power is
Firmware Update: The front-panel USB (type) port will only be used in
the event Harman/Kardon offers a firmware update for the receiver in the future.
Note: Do not connect a storage device, peripheral product or a PC here, unless instructed
to do so as part of an upgrade procedure.
Multibrand Remote: In addition to using the remote to
control the AVR 1650, you can program the remote to control up to 9 additional
audio/video source devices plus your TV. Once you have programmed the remote,
you can switch the remote's control mode to access the functions for a
particular source device by pressing the remote's Source Selector button for
that device. You can also create up to 4 Macros with
up to 19 commands each.
HDMI Link: HDMI Link allows the
communication of control information among connected HDMI components in your
Trigger Output: The AVR 1650 has a 3.5mm minijack output to send a
12-Volt DC turn-on signal to another component that accepts a 12V trigger.
Remote In/Out: The receiver has a 3.5mm minijack input & output for
use with an external IR receiver (input) and other compatible components