7.1ch AV Receiver The Harman/Kardon AVR 2650 employs a 7ch amplifier
rated at 95 watts with 2 channels driven (8Ω, 20-20kHz, 0.09% THD) and features a mono subwoofer (LFE) output. The AVR 2650's
high-current capability (HCC) and ultra-wide bandwidth amplifier design provides
accurate, dynamic sound with emotional impact for your home theater system.
Amplifier Assignment: The AVR 2650 supports up to 7.1
channels (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, and SW) for
surround sound playback. The seven amplifier channels built into the receiver
are typically used for 7.1 channel surround in the main room, but there are
various amplifier configurations to accommodate your home theater setup:
- Surround Back: The AVR 2650 is designed to be used as a 7.1ch
surround sound receiver with front left/right, center-channel, surround
left/right, and surround back left/right channels along with a preamp
- Front Height: To enjoy Dolby Pro Logic IIz you can reassign the
power amp from the two surround back channels to the two front height
channels for better front height effects.
- Zone2: The surround back channel amplifier can also be
assigned to power stereo speakers in Zone2. Receiver will be limited to
Surround Modes: The Harman/Kardon
AVR 2650 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 5 speakers (front left/right, center, surround
left/right) and subwoofer.
sound is output by all 7 speakers (front left/right, center,
surround left/right, surround-back left/right) and subwoofer.
Dolby Pro Logic
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.
Dolby Pro Logic IIx
Pro Logic IIx transforms high-quality stereo and 5.1ch sound into
6.1- or 7.1-cchannel surround sound. With Dolby Pro Logic IIx you
experience engaging, natural surround sound. Special effects are
more realistic than you ever thought possible. Your movies and
television programming sound richer, with more depth. You can choose
between three DPL IIx modes - Movie, Music, or Game.
Dolby Pro Logic IIz
Providing a dramatic listening alternative for 7.1 systems, Dolby
Pro Logic IIz brings the added dimension of height to create an
immersive 7.1-channel surround sound experience from any stereo,
5.1, 6.1, or 7.1 movie, music, TV, or game audio source. Dolby Pro
Logic IIz identifies and processes ambient sound energy and directs
this information to front height speakers in a 7.1-channel
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.
DTS-ES delivers 6.1 channels of discrete or matrixed
audio. Movies encoded in DTS-ES will dramatically intensify the DTS
surround effect with the addition of a surround center-channel
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.
DTS Neo:6 takes 2-channel (stereo) audio and
completely transforms it into up to six full-bandwidth matrix
channels of surround sound. Your home theater system will produce
six and five separate channels, respectively, to match your speaker
layout. DTS Neo:6 can also generate a center surround channel from
5.1 material. You can choose between two DTS NEO: 6 modes - Cinema
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).
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
PLIIz Height Gain: The PLIIz Height Gain control gives
you the ability to change the volume of the front height channels to suit
different programs. The control has three settings: Low (normal volume), Mid
(moderate volume increase), and High (maximum volume increase). You can also
fine-tune the front height channel volume levels.
EzSet/EQ: Harman/Kardon's exclusive EzSet/EQ feature makes
it possible to automatically set the AVR 2650's output levels, crossover points,
and delay times for each of the 7.1 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 7.1ch), 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).
Dolby Volume: Dolby Volume technology
maintains the same volume level no matter what entertainment you might be taking
in. Whether you're playing a Blu-ray Disc recording or a music file streaming
from the Internet, you only need to set the AVR 2650's volume once to eliminate
unpredictable volume differences among shows, commercials, and movies you may be
flipping between. No more being jolted out of your seat by a loud commercial, or
having to adjust the volume every time you change channels. Dolby Volume offers
you an ideal listening environment, maintaining the sound's original balance at
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 2650 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 2650 features two optical
digital (Toslink) inputs and two 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.
Headphone Jack: When headphones are plugged into the full-size
1/4" jack on the front panel, all the speakers are automatically muted.
7 HD Inputs/1 HD Output: The Harman/Kardon AVR 2650 is
equipped with seven HD video inputs & one HD video output. Five HDMI 1.4a inputs (up to 1080p/24Hz capable) let
you connect a high-definition satellite receiver, Blu-ray Disc player, and game
system for high definition video and audio. Two component inputs (1080i/60Hz capable)
provide added HD-capable connectivity and versatility. There is also a single HDMI 1.4a output.
- HDMI Inputs/Output: The receiver is equipped with five HDMI (v.1.4a) inputs for connecting HDMI-equipped audio/video components.
All five 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 Inputs: This unit features two component
video inputs capable of supporting high-definition video signals (up to
3D-Ready: The Harman/Kardon AVR 2650 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 2650 also supports Deep Color, which can display a larger color range than
standard-definition schemes. The result is a more lifelike, vibrant picture.
Faroudja DCDi Cinema Video Processing: The AVR 2650's Faroudja DCDi
Cinema video processor automatically provides the best picture based on the
capabilities of your televisions and the incoming source video. Using built-in
Faroudja DCDi Cinema video processing, all incoming video can be scaled up to
1080p and sent through the AV receiver's HDMI monitor output to your television.
The Faroudja DCDi Cinema Dual 3D comb filters and 10-bit video processing
eliminate the jagged edges and moire patterns seen with less advanced
Video Modes: You may experiment with the receiver's Video Modes to
further enhance the picture.
- Sports: Sporting events with lots of motion.
- Nature: Programs filmed outdoors.
- Movie: Typical movies and TV broadcasts.
- Custom: Manually adjust brightness, contrast, color,
Advanced Video Modes: The Advanced Video Modes menu allows you to
further enhance the receiver's video output.
- MPEG Noise Reduction:
This setting is designed to
address two specific types of video distortion: mosquito noise and blocking
- Cross Color Suppressor:
Turn this setting on to
remove cross color artifacts, which can occur when high-frequency luminance
(brightness) signals are misinterpreted as chrominance (color) signals,
causing unwanted flickering, flashing colors or rainbow patterns.
- Flesh Tone Enhancement:
Turn this setting on to
enhance the flesh tone of peoples' skin.
- Black Level: This
setting is effective only when the receiver's Composite Video Monitor Out
connection is being used. Set the Black Level to On for a full black-level
setting that provides the full dynamic range of black as presented on most
- Deinterlacing: Analog
video in the NTSC format is interlaced. That is, each refresh of the
television screen displays only half the pixels in a frame, alternating
between all of the even rows of pixels and all of the odd rows. Modern video
displays are capable of displaying the complete frame all at once by
progressively scanning all of the rows of pixels from top to bottom. For
optimal viewing on a progressive-scan display, the video images must be
- Film Mode: This
setting is accessible only when the Deinterlacing setting is turned on. It
compensates for the different frame rates in which film and video are shot.
Film is shot at a rate of 24 frames per second (progressive scan), while
video is shot at slightly less than 60 frames per second (interlaced). The
receiver is able to detect whether the program was originally shot on film
and transferred to video, and will compensate appropriately for any
authoring errors in the conversion.
HDMI Bypass: This setting allows you to bypass the AV
receiver's internal video processing for proper display of 3-D video content and
of source devices (such as some game consoles) where the unit's video processing
can create delays that can cause synchronization errors between the sound and
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.
The Harman/Kardon's AVR 2650's
Ethernet port (RJ-45) allows you to connect the AV receiver to your home network
and enjoy Internet radio from your broadband internet connection, or music
content from DLNA-compatible devices that are connected to the same network.
Note: Use a Cat. 5/Cat. 5E cable to
connect the AV receiver's Ethernet port (RJ-45) to your home network.
DLNA Certified: The AVR
2650 can play MP3 (8-320kbps)/WMA (5-192kbps) music files that are stored on
your computer, when both the computer and the AVR 2650 is connected to your home
Note: A PC must be
running Windows Media Player version 11 or higher, Windows Media Center
version 2.0/3.0, or Intel Media Server. An Apple Macintosh computer must be
running DLNA-compliant software.
Internet Radio: The AVR
2650 lets you stream MP3/WMA music files via the Internet from the
You can browse Internet Radio stations by genre, location, popularity, or new stations. You can
also save your Favorite Stations and program up to 30 Internet Radio stations as presets.
Optional iPod Dock: When the Harman/Kardon Bridge IIIP (532BRIDG3P, sold
separately) is connected to its proprietary input on the AVR 2650 and an iPod/iPhone
is docked, you may play audio/video content from your iPod/iPhone through your
home entertainment system. You can operate your iPod/iPhone using the supplied IR remote, or the receiver's front-panel controls. You can also view metadata on
the unit's front-panel or your connected television. The Bridge
IIIP will also charge your docked iPod/iPhone. 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 2650 does not support the previous
Harman/Kardon Bridge II or III iPod docks.
Zone 2: Two different sources can be played in two locations
using the AV receiver's Zone 2 outputs. The receiver has a pair of stereo preamp
outputs for Zone 2. Only audio sources can be output to
Zone 2 (not video). You can control the receiver from the second zone using the supplied
remote control when an external infrared sensor is used. The AVR 2650's surround
back speaker outputs can also be re-assigned to Zone 2, so the receiver can
power a 5.1-channel system in the main room and a pair of speakers in Zone 2.
Compatible Zone Sources: Only Tuner, Satellite Radio
(optional), analog, USB, and iPod/iPhone (optional), audio sources can
be sent to Zone 2. You must currently be listening to a USB device or Network
audio source in the Main Zone to initially select USB or Network as a source in
Zone 2 or Zone 3. Then you can switch the Main Zone to any source you desire.
Note: You cannot select different AM/FM radio stations
in separate Zones at the same time.
Incompatible Zone Sources: Optical/coaxial digital, HDMI,
audio sources are not output to Zone 2. You cannot output any video signal to
AM/FM Tuner: The Harman/Kardon AVR 2650 is equipped with a
built-in AM/FM tuner. The built-in AM/FM tuner provides manual, seek, and preset
tuning. You can store up to 30 AM/FM presets.
Sirius Satellite Radio Ready: An optional SiriusConnect home
tuner (607SCH1/220SCH2P, sold separately) can be added to the AVR 2650, allowing
you to enjoy the variety and sound quality of satellite radio. The channel
number and preset number are listed on the AVR 2650's display; the song title,
artist, channel name, and channel category are also displayed on the connected
video monitor. There are 40 discrete satellite station presets (separate from
the AM and FM presets), recalled using the numeric keys on the remote.
Note: Sirius Satellite Radio delivers a variety of commercial-free
music from categories including pop, rock, country, R&B, dance, jazz,
classical and many more, plus coverage of all the top professional and
college sports, including play-by-play games from select leagues and teams.
Additional programming includes expert sports talk, uncensored
entertainment, comedy, family programming, local traffic and weather, and
news from your most trusted sources. Sirius Satellite Radio is available to
residents of the U.S. (except Alaska and Hawaii) and Canada.
Graphical User Interface (GUI):
The AVR 2650 has a highly intuitive graphical user interface (GUI), making
system setup and receiver operation easy. The AVR's "Torino"
video-processing circuitry generates on-screen graphics in high definition and
blends them with the incoming video so that you can continue to watch a program
while using the receiver's system menus
Note: To view the GUI, you must connect the 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.
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.
The tested Harman/Kardon AVR 2650 contained firmware version 1.0 (as of August
2011). Visit the
Harmon/Kardon Support Site for the latest firmware update information.
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 2650, you can program the remote to control up to 8 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 11 Macros with
up to 19 commands each.
HDMI Control: HDMI Control allows the
communication of control information among connected HDMI components in your
RS-232 Port: The AVR 2650's RS-232 serial port may be
connected to an external control system to allow it to transmit control commands
to the receiver. The port is bidirectional so that the AV receiver can transmit
status updates to the control device. Control4 certified technology
allows the receiver to be used with a centralized home integration and control