Harman Kardon HK 3770
Stereo receiver with networking and Bluetooth®
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Item #: 532HK3770
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When you want your music to sound its best, you just can't beat a good two-channel stereo. Connect your speakers to the Harman Kardon HK 3770 and this powerful receiver will bring those tunes to life the way they were meant to be heard. Whether you're listening to songs from a CD, turntable, networked computer, or a smartphone, this receiver has the connectivity to play them and the brawn to bring out their dynamics and detail. Digital inputs even allow it to improve the sound of TVs and streaming media players like Apple TV®, too. With so much versatility, this receiver goes above and beyond old-school models, while retaining classic Harman Kardon sound.
Harman Kardon has been working to make their receivers more energy efficient without compromising sound quality. The HK 3770 represents the fruits of their labor. It utilizes Harman Kardon's GreenEdge™ technology. Rather than redesigning the high-current Class AB amplification stage, this receiver features a new digital power supply. Unlike conventional analog power supplies, this new digital design uses less energy, fewer raw materials, and produces less heat. The result is a lightweight, efficient, eco-friendly receiver that delivers the same sonic benefits we've come to expect from this audio innovator.
The HK 3770 offers two ways to stream music wirelessly. Built-in Bluetooth lets you stream tunes from a smartphone, tablet, and even some computers without a home network. It's the easiest way to enjoy your digital music collection with room-filling sound. If you have a large digital collection stored on a networked computer or NAS, the HK 3770 is Internet-ready. Connect it to your network router and stream music from your computer over your wireless home network. You can also listen to thousands of free Internet radio streams from stations around the world, going far beyond the reach of the built-in AM/FM tuner. Download the free Harman Kardon remote app to your iOS® or Android™ device and use it to control the receiver. App control requires a wireless home network and a wired connection between your receiver and your network router.
The USB port on the HK 3770's front panel lets you plug in your iPhone®, iPod®, or iPad® to listen to music. This connection bypasses the device's digital-to-analog converters in favor of the receiver's high-performance DACs. That means you'll get smoother sound with more detail than your iPhone can deliver on its own. You can also use the receiver's remote to control playback with connected Apple® devices. The USB port is also great for playing digital music files on thumb drives by popping them into the USB port.
On one hand, you want something that sounds much better than an iPod® or Bluetooth® speaker. On the other hand, you want something less complex than a surround sound system. You'll find your sweet spot in a stereo receiver. In addition to being easy to set up and use, many now offer Internet radio and other network music options. Add your music source and two speakers, and you're ready to relax and enjoy your tunes. You might even connect your TV for improved sound with movies and shows.
I've only had the Harmon Kardon 3770 Receiver/Integrated Amplifier for about a week now. So far, I've used it only w/ CD's played via my Sony DVD player via the optical output connected to the 3770's optical input. The 3770 drives my pair of Gallo Acoustics reference 3.1 speakers just fine w/ plenty of volume in our medium-sized living room/dining room (open floor plan). The set-up for the CD/DVD player and stereo speakers was easy.
I'm just now trying to enable the internet radio features (e.g. vTuner) by connecting it to our home network. So far I have been unsuccessful, despite the 3770 displaying a confirmation message on LED display that I successfully connected to my home network. Compounding my challenge is the 3770's User Manual, which has only basic instructions on connecting to your home network and accessing internet radio content via vTuner. The troubleshooting section of the manual provides only the most basic troubleshooting guidance and is mute on troubleshooting connecting to a home network and problems using vTuner.
Pros: Easy set-up for CD source component. Plenty of power to drive most speakers. Very good sound.
Cons: Unit has Bluetooth connectivity but no wifi. User Manual is very far from comprehensive. I'm currently struggling to set up access internet radio via the unit's vTuner feature. If I'm able to resolve this I'll either update this review or submit a new one.
I bought it for the Bluetooth feature, it works great!!!
Purchased this newer HK too replace an much older HK to drive my new Klipsch RP-280s Right out of the box it it would not work in CD mode used other mode I can't explain . The bass + treble controls only worked in certain modes. The users manual recived with unit is useless! The one printed off web sight was No better. I truly expected A world class receiver, to my disappointment it was not
Pros: Its small and light
Cons: It didn't Work
Harman Kardon has a winner with this one. Sound quality of this receiver is stellar, not to mention all of the bells and whistles. Coupled with my new Klipsch Reference RF-52 II speakers, I now have ultimate stereo I've been waiting for.
Pros: Performance & sound quality are awesome, just what I was looking for
Cons: These are minor, however, you will need to download the PDF manual from HK as the one the comes with it is worthless. Setting up the internet options is a bit tricky, have your tech savvy kids or friends help ya.
I was looking for a receiver with digital, wireless, and phono connectivity. I couldn't be happier with the 3770. This receiver has worked flawlessly for me so far. I have read reviews that discredit the bluetooth function because of it's limited range so it is worth mentioning that Bluetooth technology does not have a very far range in any device. I find that as long as my phone is in the same room as the receiver there are no pauses in playback. I use an Apple TV connected via a toslink cable for wireless listening with Apple Airplay. Airplay is sonically superior to Bluetooth and it's range is only limited to the size of your wi fi network. I can listen wirelessly with Airplay from any room in my house with no playback issues whatsoever. My favorite part of this receiver is the phono stage. I have a Pro-Ject Debut Carbon hooked up and the rig sounds remarkably robust yet detailed at the same time. In fact the sound on this receiver sounds great from any of it's many connections. I wasn't expecting to, but I've even been listening to the VTuner radio. I was pleasantly surprised by the sound quality of this internet radio. I will hang on to this gem for a long time.
This stereo receiver/amp With DAC , is simply the best for the price. they easily power my new Focal Chorus 726's and a sub woof......Has many backside ports and can be used in many ways.
Pros: Efficiency of the price..
Cons: Ummm...........I guess,....it wasn't Free.
Great system for running backyard speakers. Not equipped for surround but not needed in outdoor environment for my setup.
Pros: clean power
Cons: only one zone
This HK product is superb! I previously bought the HK 3770, and came back to buy this one with Bluetooth. The Bluetooth makes it! HK: sound tuner! Highly recommended.
OK so lets get serious! The HK3770 is a fantastic reciever. CD player I also purchased with this amp. The Onko C-7030, very smooth affordable player. The Cd is connected with a optical wire for best possible fidelity. The speakers are JBL 4312C control monitors, old school maybe but they sound great.They are professional studio speakers. They are tiled up on speakers stands & no rugs on the floor. I am a musician & have recorded my records, I just got my butt kicked! Lets talk about what I played to sample this, first classical recordings on the light side Mitsuko Uchida, Mosart, Emerson String Quartet Medelssohn String Quartets WOW just beautiful. Then Kevyn Lettau a jazz Cd, A reissue a super 24 bit XRCD fron JVC this was better than amazing. How bout a rock record the new remix & mast from Steve Wilson of Jethro Tulls Aqualung. Man I was crying This new mix (Just like the original as not to alianate the listiner)has no compression so is like if your the studio oh my. Then the new master of The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers Holy Crap Then James Taylor new record Before This World. Man oh man all of this sounded just great I am happy camper. The radio also is important to me so I'm very good with the FM & the AM section. I also do an I pod classic for parties not as good because its MP3's but I get that. this amp has many other features ,Internet, Bluetooth (my son will stream his phone. The only thing is the manual you have to figure things out for your self. GREAT AMP !!
Pros: Sounds great lots of power loud or soft The amp itself looks great. I also thought that the price is right for the quality.
Cons: Manual does not tell you how to do things except to plug in.
Excellent product; sleek design, great stereo receiver
Pros: Put's out great sound for surround sound stereo system throughout the house
Cons: A bit over pricey
If you like Stereo Sound, You'll love this unit!
Pros: Excellent Stereo Sound with beautiful separation. Overall audio sound is fantastic at All volume levels!
Cons: Needs more setup/operation information. Cannot override the 8 hour auto shutoff.
I've had this receiver for almost 1 1/2 years. I told the Crutchfield sales rep who recommended this receiver that my criteria was a receiver that produced clear sound and could "play music" from my laptop music library. I had lots of problems the first week and could find NO helpful information on the HK website and certainly not from the almost worthless documentation that came with the receiver. The Crutchfield support team was patient and helpful, but because HK had/has so little documentation, their ability to help was limited. When I bought this I was under the impression that I could play music wirelessly. And I was able to do that, except that I had no control over what music it played. So, in order to play the music I wanted to play I used the bluetooth function exclusively. When I'd had the receiver about 6-8 months, the bluetooth became sketchy (that is, the music would skip--as in disappear--for seconds to minutes several times an hour) unless my laptop was right next to it as opposed to 10 feet away where I usually have it. I have since begun playing my music via a ZVOX (bluetooth) and have had no problem, so I must conclude it is the receiver not the laptop. So not only did I blow my money on a receiver, I also blew what I paid for the speakers.
Pros: When it worked, it was fine.
Cons: 1. After 6-8 months, bluetooth stopped working consistently (music skipped for up to a minute several times per hour). 2. Total lack of meaningful documentation.
So far, so good! I bought this to replace a cheaper receiver that I had my turntable hooked up to because I was moving the old receiver out to the garage. I think this one sounds much better than my old setup. I really love how this one has bluetooth integrated into the unit. The only criticism that I can think of is that the product manual is very bare bones. Some of the features and settings aren't really intuitive so it takes some time to figure out how to configure everything.
Pros: Bluetooth, sounds great, looks great
Cons: Documentation lacking detail - need to figure out how to use some of the features or configure some of the settings.
Easy setup, crisp clean sound with my Klipsch La Scalas.
Pros: Clean design, easy setup nice remote. Love the Bluetooth
Cons: Presets would be nice on the panel. Better included manual would help. I have a DbX box that I need to make part of the tape circuit. Will figure it out eventually
I provided the top rating on the equipment, but some things that were not desirable. In the box, was only a "starter" user guide that was far from being what is needed to use the equipment, and no mention of how to get a real user manual, sol had to call Harmon Kardon to get a user manual sent by email in PDF format. The sheer power prduced is good, but the FM tuner does not pick up stations I think it should. Only one output on the receiver, labeled "record", but found out it can be used as a normal output for other devices. Do not care for the "stereo" button which has to be ;pushed frequently to get the remote to operate properly to control the receiver. Use it to drive 2 Klipsch RF-82ll floor standing enclosures and it does the job very well.
Pros: good power
Cons: Manufacturer could do a better job providing a good user manual, either in hard copy or a disc.
Didn't have the space for all that movie experience stuff.....just a plain receiver and speakers that would fit in the confines of a California Closet shelf setup... the HK 3770 sounds great...a previous reviewer was right.....lose that remote and you're toast..and the buttons on the receiver and remote are not intuitive...and you have to go to the HK website to get the manual....these things should have everything you need to know in the box..(oops, just hinted that I'm old)...paired it with a DT Pro Monitor 800 based on the Crutchfield rep recommendation due to size limitation of where in California Closet these had to go...and a Infinity Primus PS 38 (the only subwoofer that would fit in the largest cubby hole of the California Closet....and it sounds great !!!! Jazz, Classical, Latin...it all sounds great...
Pros: Sounds great....
Cons: Dependence on a remote that is not intuitive....buttons on the receiver are not intuitive...have to download manual from website...
This receiver sounds and looks awesome. It makes work a pleasure because I can enjoy all the great sounding music.
Pros: Fast blue tooth connection.
I use this to drive several sets of speakers including ceiling mounts in the great room, outdoor by the pool, and in the garage. I'm only using stereo and Bluetooth with my Apple devices at this time. Everything works great. The product arrived as promised and I have been very satisfied with it's performance.
Pros: Easy to use, looks good, great performance.
Outstanding Product all is good
Pros: sounds great easy to use!!
Very nice receiver, is very quiet and clear sounding. Pays phono vinyl with great clarity. Have a dvd player and cd changer plugged in also. Am very impressed with the unit.The component buttons on the face are a little small and hard to read, so the remote comes in real handy.Overall very nice piece.
Pros: Sound is very nice. Have a pair of Bose 301 and a pair of Bowers Wilkins with a Yamaha subwoofer plugged in . Handles power nicely with plenty of volume to spare.
Cons: The usb section does not shuffle the whole flash drive. Will only do one file at a time. That is my only peeve.
Very impressed with the performance of the HK 3770. I think the sound is very clear and true with no noise. Not even close to breaking a sweat. A little disappointed with how it handles music on USB thumb drives. It does not advance to the next folder when the last song of the current completes. It does play the music off the thumb drive excellently though.
Pros: Great sound. No noise. Simple set up and use
Cons: Doesn't continue to the next folder when the last song completes in the current.
This receiver is amazing. Everything works great. The power to my Polk Audio speakers is amazing. The best part about this is the network radio stations and bluetooth. Once I hooked up my network cable I could listen stations around the world. There a lot of good genre stations to listen to. Whatever you want, you can find it. The other cool thing is the ease to hookup to my Iphone via BlueTooth. I was worried about the hassle of pairing the receiver and our iPhones. It did it all by itself. Too easy !!
I looked for a replacement for an old Kenwood Amp and tuner. Was amazed at how little is available for a basic Stereo system, that can handle inputs for phono, tape decks etc... This is the perfect match for "old Tech" and new with the option for Bluetooth, Network and Input for phone or Ipod. Distortion is non existent, so upgrading to some Klipsch speakers to go with it. Crutchfield CS was very knowledgeable and helpful in assisting me to choose this receiver. Ordering and delivery was absolutely hassle free.
Pros: Light weight, assume circuitry has changed drastically from the old heat sinks etc... Remote covers about everything. Just got it, so still learning.
Cons: Full operators manual had to be downloaded from HK. Manual that comes with unit is very brief, does not cover remote too well. Only con so far.
Does every thing as expected. Performs well with my vintage Polk SDA speakers and my pono player
Its been 25 years since I've purchased a preamp/amp set or receiver in this case - things have changed a great deal. This receiver has all the latest tech incorporated in it, and the sound matches the tech level - outstanding. Its not intuitive to use for the older crowd but once you spend the time understanding how things work, it has some great features / benefits.
Pros: Outstanding features, up to speed with related products (smart TV's, DVD/CD players) Plenty of power High quality appearance
Cons: Only compatible with Apple products - would like to see Anroid compatibility too No wireless option for connectivity / networking
The receiver is just what I wanted: a non-surround, simple machine. Too many other receivers had many more features than I would ever use. This plays the radio and all my bluetooth phones and pads. The look is very sharp, it is super simple to use, and it sounds great (most important).
I've had this HK receiver for about 3 weeks now. It was easy to set up with a CD player and the TV (stereo output.) It was easy to connect it to my home (wired) internet via ethernet cable and the Bluetooth connected quickly. Most importantly, it sounds good. As a couple of other reviewers have noted, there is one significant drawback that prevented me from giving it 5 Stars. The buttons on the receiver are very small and hard to see. Somewhat irritating is that the labels for the buttons are also small and hard to see. If you plan to put this in any sort of cabinet that would cast a shadow on the front of the unit, forget it, you won't be able to see what you are doing. You are basically completely dependent on the remote, which is, thankfully, laid out fairly well. As another reviewer mentioned, guard the remote with your life, because if you lose it or it breaks, you have a big problem.
Good clean sound with nice features such as blue tooth, phono input, sub woofer out put etc. Works well w our Bose speaker set up. Good separation
Pros: Clean sound, nice crisp base and clean clear treble. a lot better than what I expected from a 20-20,000 unit
Cons: Doesn't seem to have left-right balance, at least I haven't figured it out yet. A little scary that you have to have the remote to run it, my kids are good at losing them. More info from the mfg on function and use of control options would be helpful. Miss my EQ capabilty I had on our old system but the HK is pretty good with out it
I love this receiver. It brings old school power to modern devices with the Bluetooth capability. It brought my Boston Acoustic tower speakers to life! Sleek design and easy operations. I wanted this for my music, but our TV sounds great without surround sound.
Pros: Pure HK power and Bluetooth capability.
Cons: Little hard to see some of the function buttons on the face of the unit inside the entertainment center.
Using as a wt room radio
Pros: Nice sound, clear highs
Analog decoder for phono input, CD's, etc... plus new digital advantages. Bluetooth is a handy tool.
Pros: Terrific stereo separation
Cons: none, so far
Coming from a 2-channel dinosaur, this receiver rocks. Well balanced tone without any adjustments, Bluetooth works as advertised with an iPad, radio reception is great, and can satisfy the vinyl soul as well. Really don't need the sub with this machine; drives my Klipsch RF 82s smooth as a greasy goose on a hot rock. Thanks Crutchfield & HK!
Pros: See above
Cons: Zero zilch nada
So far, so good.
Great looking and sounding amplifier! Easy to set up and operation is simple and to the point. Though the unit weighed much less than I anticipated, the sound leaves nothing to desire. Paired this with two Polk RTi A7's and the highs and lows are extremely clear and the unit delivers plenty of punch.
This amp sounds great and has plenty of power to push our old Cerwin Vega speakers with 15" woofer, 8" mid and 3 tweeters. It gets way too loud before any perceivable distortion. One small gripe is the lack of tweakability: not much in the way of customizing EQ. There also aren't any different modes, like for movie or music settings. But, so far we are loving the sound anyway.
Pros: Great sound. Plenty of Power for large speakers. Looks good. Good price. All the inputs we needed. Bluetooth works great.
Cons: Lack of EQ control. Lack of sound presets for different sources.
Needed a receiver to run 4 speakers and work with my IPOD. Does everything I expected it to do. Detects IPOD at twice the speed of the $1200.00 receiver it replaced. Love it.
Pros: Simple config
I have this receiver paired with two infinity primus floor standing speakers and an infinity primus sub. I was primarily interested in a system for music so the 2.1 setup works for me. I am still amazed at the clarity and detail this amp reproduces even at high volumes. Plenty of options for inputs is nice, though I mostly use one Aux in from my computer. Bluetooth is a plus though and works very very easily. I mostly listen to electronic, metal, alt rock, and oldies, all of which sound great. Don't regret my purchase at all.
I have been enjoying this receiver about a week now. I am not completely tech savvy when it comes to things like networking a million devices but I can say that as far a bluetooth is concerned and and the basics of an old time analog receiver, I am very happy. I only have bluetooth devices and a couple hundred LPs which is what I use most. LPs sound great on this system. I don't have CDs but I am sure they would sound great too. I also use it for sound on my television, so I have great control and clarity when it comes to watching movies and such. Each input remembers it's own settings in regards to bass and treble which is also very cool. I do recommend this product to anyone who wants a great quality receiver but is not interested in having a big surround set up yet would like lots of new tech options. I plugged in my internet into the back of the unit from my router and now have many hundreds of digital radio channels from every corner of the world. There is much to say so I recommend looking at the specs and if you do not know a lot about networking, you may need to find a friend that does to help you out with sharing your computer files wirelessly with the receiver. Thanks.
Pros: Pros are the massive versitility and new technology while getting away from the surround sound thing and getting back to the basics of a STEREO two channel high powered receiver. For me a phono input is always one of the essenital requirements. I cannot imagine this unit being a dissapointment to anyone.
Cons: In regards to the cons of this unit, it is heavily dependant on the remote control. There is precious little you can do without the remote in fact. That includes adjusting bass, treble,and even balance, not to mention all the higher technologies that cannot be adjusted without the remote control. So, if you buy this unit, you will need to treat the remote with a lot of care as you are going to need it to work throughout the lifetime of the receiver.
I grew up with 2 channel stereo's. Raw power and everything was big. Old school meets new technology. Everything from the past, but better. This HK is simple to hook up, 15 minutes maybe. Simple to use and really kicks!! This is used for outdoor sound paired with NHT's, WOW!!
Pros: Plenty of power. Simple easy, out of the box music in 15 min or less.
|Stereo RMS Power (watts)||120|
|THD in Stereo||0.07 %|
|Frequency Bandwidth (stereo)||20-20,000 Hz|
|FM Sensitivity||13.2 dBf|
|Signal To Noise Ratio||100dB|
|Phono Signal to Noise Ratio||---|
|Wired or Wireless Network||Wired|
|HD Radio Tuner||No|
|Satellite Radio Ready||No|
|Total Number of Zones||1|
|Multibrand Remote Control||No|
|Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Labor Warranty||2 Years|
|Inputs & Outputs|
|Total Audio Inputs||6|
|Digital Audio Inputs||2 Optical, 1 Coax|
|Speaker Output Pairs||2|
Output Power: The Harman/Kardon HK3770 stereo receiver features a 120 watt x 2-channel (8-ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, THD 0.07%) amplifier for great sound quality with little distortion even at high volumes.
High-Resolution 24-bit/192kHz DAC: This stereo receiver is equipped with a 24-bit/192-kHz DAC for excellent sound quality reproduction that is natural sounding.
Harman Volume: Harman volume is an advanced digital signal processing technology to control playback volume. It evens out the volume level on everything you watch, improving your listening experience. Once you choose the volume level, Harman Volume does the rest. It helps you avoid volume increases from commercials, volume differences when you change channels or switch sources, and brings out the dialog.
Analog Inputs/Output: The Harman/Kardon stereo receiver features five analog stereo RCA inputs to connect up to five audio components, and one stereo RCA record output to connect to a CD-recorder and other recording device. Included in the five analog inputs is a Phono input (MM) for vinyl playback.
Digital Inputs: The HK3770 receiver is equipped with two optical (toslink) digital inputs and one coaxial (RCA) digital input for connection of a TV or media streaming device.
Phono Input: In addition to the five analog inputs, the stereo receiver is fitted with a Phono input (MM) for vinyl playback.
A & B Speaker Terminals: This receiver features two sets of speaker outputs (A & B), each with binding-post terminals. You can independently turn on or off each pair of speakers, as well as play both pair of speakers. The speaker pairs are wired internally in parallel. These binding post terminals will accept bare wire (up to 10AWG), pin-connectors, and banana plugs (single or dual).
Subwoofer Output: The stereo receiver is equipped with a mono subwoofer output for connecting a powered subwoofer. The output is full-range, so you will need to connect a powered subwoofer with a built-in crossover.
Headphone Jack: There is a full-size (1/4") headphone jack on the front panel. When headphones are plugged in the speaker outputs are automatically muted.
Ethernet LAN Port: The H/K stereo receiver is fitted with a RJ-45 Ethernet (LAN) port to connect the receiver to your home network to access your DLNA music server or Internet Radio.
Internet Radio (from vTuner): You can also listen to Internet radio stations using the vTuner Internet Radio Station database service particularly customized for this unit, providing a database of numerous radio stations around the world. You can search for Internet Radio stations by Location, Genre, New, Popular, or Podcast. You can store up to 30 of your favorite stations.
DLNA Certified: The HK3770 is DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) 1.5 and Windows 7/8 compliant for audio networking. This means it's easier for you to access and enjoy digital music stored on your PC. Compatible music files include MP3 (32-320kbps; 8-48kHz) and WMA (5-192kbps; 8-48kHz). You can use your PC to play music content through your audio system, or use the H/K receiver to browse and play music files on computer's hard drive. You can control playback of your streamed audio files from the network receiver's remote control. The receiver also supports ID3-Tag and META tag information so song title, artist name, and album name can be displayed from the unit's front-panel display.
AM/FM Tuner: The Harman/Kardon stereo receiver features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning (auto/manual). You can store up to 30 AM/FM presets (in any combination). You're able to scan through these presets (5-seconds each) to help you search for your favorite music. You also can tune directly to a station using the numeric keypad on the included remote control.
Front-Panel USB Port: This stereo receiver is equipped with a front-panel USB (type-A) port that allows you to enjoy playback of MP3 (32-320kbps; 8-48kHz) and WMA (5-192kbps; 8-48kHz) music files from a USB mass storage class memory device; such as select Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), portable MP3 players, or USB thumbdrives (not compatible with USB HDDs). The USB device must be formatted in FAT or FAT32. Using the unit's front-panel display and included remote control, you can browse your stored music files on your connected USB memory device. USB portable audio devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the network stereo receiver's USB port (5V/0.5A).
iPod/iPhone Direct: The USB (type-A) port on the front-panel provides convenient connection for your iPod/iPhone so you can listen to your stored music and music apps through the H/K stereo receiver. The iPod/iPhone USB digital connection means that the digital audio signal from your iPod/iPhone is transmitted directly to the system, minimizing noise interference and allowing use of the receiver's DAC, not the DAC in your iPod/iPhone. This results in more precise sound reproduction. You can choose to control your Apple device from its clickwheel/touchscreen or from the receiver.. Basic playback functions (such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track) can be controlled by the receiver's remote. Song/artist information on your iPod/iPhone will display on your connected the unit's front-panel display. Your iPod/iPhone's battery will be charged while connected to the receiver. Using the Lightning- or Dock-cable that came with your Apple device to connect directly to the H/K stereo receiver, iPod/iPhone compatibility is as follows (as of 9/25/2014):
|Apple Device||Generation||Tested Version||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||Charge|
|Audio||Video||Remote||iPod/iPhone||Artist/Song Text||Track Info|
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.
Built-in Bluetooth: The Harman/Kardon receiver features built-in Bluetooth with support for profiles A2DP 1.2 and AVRCP 1.3. You'll be able to wirelessly stream stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled Apple device, Android smartphone/tablet, portable audio player, laptop, or PC to the H/K receiver. You will also be able to control basic playback functions (Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track) using the receiver's remote control. Advanced music operation will still need to be handled from your Bluetooth-enable device. There is no song/artist information display on the receiver's front-panel display. Continue to use your Bluetooth device's screen to view song/artist info.
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the H/K receiver.
Remote Control: The HK3770 comes with an IR remote control for wireless operation of the receiver and your connected USB or iPod device.
H/K Remote App: Downloading the free Harman/Kardon Remote app from the iTunes App store onto your Apple iOS (5.0+) device or from the Google Play Store onto your Android (2.2+) device lets you control the HK3770 receiver from your smartphone or tablet device. You'll also be able to control your Apple iOS or Android device's stored music from the Harman/Kardon Remote app.
IR Input/Output: There is one minijack (3.5mm) remote input and one minijack (3.5mm) remote output on the rear panel of this unit. If the receiver is placed behind a solid or smoked glass door, the obstruction may prevent the front panel IR sensor from receiving commands from the remote. If the unit is positioned so the front panel IR sensor cannot receive commands from the remote, an optional IR repeater system (sold separately) may be connected to the Remote IR In jack and positioned to accept commands from the remote. The Remote IR Out jack can be connected to the remote input jack of compatible equipment to relay commands to that equipment.
Trigger Output: This minijack (3.5mm) output sends a 12-volt DC turn-on signal to another component that accepts a 12-volt trigger, such as a CD player or powered subwoofer.
wanted bluetooth and also way to hook up to smart TV. also has low standby mode electricity draw - at least according to specs. I returned the Onkyo TX 8050 because it was drawing 28 watts in standby - not what the specs describe. Appreciate how helpful Crutchfield has been. Solid tech support. [ donna Jan 23, 2016 ]
Ive had good service from harman kardon [ Kenneth Mark Dec 12, 2015 ]
No, Bluetooth feed to the receiver but wires to the speakers [ BRIAN Jan 16, 2016 ]
if the speakers are connected to the receiver you can pair them thru the receiver wirelessly [ DANIEL DEL Jan 16, 2016 ]
I would think this would be compatible with any speakers [ David Jan 05, 2016 ]
Not sure about those speakes. I am using standard in-wall speakers and they work fine. Very happy with the 3770 tho [ John Jan 04, 2016 ]
It's all about the proper file-folder structure when you copy the content to the USB drive from your computer. Properly titled folders & files will be displayed on the Harmon Kardon and you can navigate them using the supplied remote control. You will find this information, and more, by clicking the "Details" tab on the receiver's main webpage. From there, you can download the Owner's manual (Under the "What's in the Box?" heading) or you can scroll down below the "Features & Specs" table to find our "Hands On Research" section. I hope that helps! [ Ryan Nov 20, 2015 ] Staff
yes [ KRISTEN Sep 19, 2015 ]
I have no idea. [ Richard Sep 02, 2015 ]
I don't believe so. You can stream music over Bluetooth, but you cannot control the amp over Bluetooth. There is a HK remote app for android. It doesn't use Bluetooth, but it will connect to the amp over WiFi. [ DANIEL J Sep 02, 2015 ]
Joe. In all Apple, so I can't answer for Android. There is an app for iOS called H/K Remote. I assume it is available on other platforms. It's functionality is questionable. If you want to achieve full, smartphone control of your HK3770, get a Harmony Remote with a Hub. That's all you need to run your AV from your phone, tablet or handheld remote. They just added perimeters for the HK3700&3770. [ BILL Sep 02, 2015 ]
I'm a Mac guy, but I figure this would work depending on the output settings on the PC. My question would be "why"? There are probably other outputs on the PC. Plus, I doubt you would be able to control the PC playlist using the HK remote. It would be an audio output only. I'm guessing it would work. [ BILL Jul 26, 2015 ]
Sorry, I don't know. I only use it for internet radio. [ David Jul 26, 2015 ]
Volume Is not stable when connected to iPod , the unit made most with plastic and most of all its made in China.... [ ALISON Jul 25, 2015 ]
Kim K: YES you can. The beauty of this receiver is that apart from Bluetooth and USB inputs (digital) it can also receive analog input ( phono, CD players, etc). I highly recommend this receiver for the clarity of its output. [ Pedro Jun 08, 2015 ]
Yes, any sound you can put over Bluetooth from your iMac or iPad/iPod will play. The bummer is you can only have one BT device at a time paired - that means if you have an iPad paired and you want a laptop paired, you have to disconnect the old and connect the new device. It's kind of lame, but overall it works. [ Aaron Jun 08, 2015 ]
I use my iPad to stream internet radio using Bluetooth. and it works great. I would think the iMac should work. Love this receiver. [ Alfred Jun 08, 2015 ]
Hi Kim, I am actually listening to music from my iTunes library from my iPad right now. It was the reason I bought this receiver. It works great and sounds very good sonically. As long as it's streams from your device Bluetooth, you should be fine. Jim [ JIM Jun 07, 2015 ]
Yes you can .. I play music from my PC and iPhone threw Bluetooth on it.. [ JAMES Jun 07, 2015 ]
I stream Pandora and other sources from my iPad using the USB input, it sounds better than Bluetooth, but Bluetooth should work the same. [ JON Jun 07, 2015 ]
I would assume there is a replacement from Harmon Kardon but I don't know the cost. I personally still have my original remote. [ David May 12, 2015 ]
We don't carry a direct replacement. You could contact Harmon about getting one here: http://www.harmankardon.com/contactus You can also find our all-in-one style remotes here: http://www.crutchfield.com/g_16000/Home-Remote-Controls.html [ Jeff May 12, 2015 ] Staff
Seems your question was misdirected to the customer forum [ BRENT May 12, 2015 ]
most of the times other companies have a multi device that can be programmed for any device by the companies device code. very simple around $40. there is a device program code book that comes with your new purchase. [ FELIX C May 12, 2015 ]
Hi Greg, we use it in our office and have no problems connecting from distances up to 60 or 70 feet away and could probably connect from farther, however there are no walls in our office so I couldn't speak to how much the walls of your home could interfere with the signal. [ NICHOLAS Feb 02, 2015 ]
Not sure about range but we've been outside on our deck maybe 100 feet away from receiver and have had no problems. I don't like using our smart phone with the receiver because whenever it rings or gets a text/email, the music turns off. We only use the Bluetooth when our internet is unstable. [ David Feb 01, 2015 ]
I'm not entirely sure the receiver determines that. I think it depends on how powerful your phone is since it is what is sending the signal. I believe the receiver is a passive listener. But in any case there are three standard ranges according to Bluetooth the company: ~3ft, ~33ft, ~300ft. I'd guess it was the middle one. Mine works at about 30 feet fine. It should work if you are within that range although walls/glass doors will shorten that distance some. Hope that helped :D [ Brett Feb 01, 2015 ]
Haven't' tested full range but works anywhere on the first floor of a 3500 sq ft house, probably a good 50' at least [ KEVIN Jan 31, 2015 ]
Good question. I decided to plot this out within the house. I was able to get 47 feet from the receiver before the signal started to sputter from an iPhone 5S. This was slightly indirect with some wall coverage. I can't speak to exterior wall interference. And with a backyard of snow, I aint going out to calculate a Bluetooth signal. [ BILL Jan 31, 2015 ]
I have mine installed inside the exterior wall of a three season room near our pool. Inside the room it is absolutely reliable with iPads and iPhones. About 30 feet away outdoors is where it starts cutting out [ BRENT Jan 31, 2015 ]
I use at fairly short range 10-12 feet ... I could not tell you how far as I have not tested that. And beside I haveno idea how far apart or how many walls exist between your pool and living room...or why if you are at the pool why you want music in your living room. The receiver sounds fantastic though [ Richard Jan 31, 2015 ]
Typically 30 feet, but depends on interference and objects between. [ Jason Jan 31, 2015 ]
Robbie D. Yes, balance and tone control are adjustable for each separate input. [ Robbie D Mar 01, 2015 ]
After reading your question, I looked for a balance control. Had this HK for a year now and never noticed that there is no balance control. [ David Dec 27, 2014 ]
Sorry, no balance control. This is avery straight forward stereo unit. There is no "mono" function that shows either. What goes in, go out exactly. [ ROBERT A Dec 27, 2014 ]
The 3700 and 3770 are essentially the same receivers. The major difference is the 3770 supports Bluetooth connections. I couldn't find a Balance Control on the 3770 anywhere. [ BILL Dec 26, 2014 ]
Josh: Might want to rephrase your question in English. I got the phono part. Yes, you can use a turntable. I can now play, what my generation used to call "records". Yea! [ BILL Oct 29, 2014 ]
Wish I could help, but I don't know what you're asking. I only use it for Pandora which is controlled by my Onkyo. The HK is for outdoor sound only. I can tell you it's an awesome receiver, Sorry, Dave. [ David Oct 29, 2014 ]
It is phono-ready, and can play almost any flavor of MP3 or WMA audio formats, except lossless WMA. There is no indication that it can play FLAC. The DLNA support seems to be pretty good. I have a dedicated NAS on the same network subnet at the HK receiver and I use the NAS to serve up highest quality MP3 (ripped with LAME-extreme VBR) and things sound excellent. this unit's strength is in the multiple ways of connecting to it - Bluetooth (3770), direct (internal) conversion from external media players, ethernet, analog RCA phone inputs, and optical inputs that I have my TV connected to. [ KEVIN Oct 28, 2014 ]
Sorry I do not understand the question. We play our playlists through the HK 3770 both wireless (Bluetooth) and plug in from our iPhones and iPads. Hope this is helpful. [ WILLIAM J Oct 28, 2014 ]
If you use the receiver as a media player (such as plugging a thumb drive with just music files) no, you cannot play flac. But connect anything that can play flac with all digital connections and it will. My setup is a small media computer with an optical audio port connected to the optical input on the receiver. In this setup the receiver doesn't have to read the files (the computer does that) it just processes the signal from digital to analog, amplifies it, and sends it out to the speakers (all beautifully I may add). So file type is irrelevant to the receiver this way. I hope that helps. [ Brett Oct 28, 2014 ]
I do not think it can output to bluetooth devices. [ JARED Aug 25, 2014 ]
To my knowledge, no. Bluetooth is input only. By the way, works great. Stream Spotify [ RALPH Aug 23, 2014 ]
Nope [ COLIN Aug 22, 2014 ]
No, you cannot. The Bluetooth its only available up as an input [ DANIEL J Aug 22, 2014 ]
I tried to do this with a small BT speaker I own and the menu on the HK will not recognize it which leads me to believe the BT feature is for input only. I think I get where you are going with this, using portable speakers around the house or out on the deck. I do this through Airplay compatible speakers. However, these are going to be more costly than any BT speakers. Even though this doesn't help your quest. I did find that pairing my iPhone with the HK-3770, allowed me to control limited playlist controls using the HK remote. Pause, play, previous & next track, etc. I thought that was a nice touch. [ BILL Aug 22, 2014 ]
Harry, The output is filtered. As far as I know it is a set crossover with no variability. You can change the "bass" setting under tone control, but that will affect your regular speakers as well. I believe the crossover setting on the HK is relatively high, as I use the crossover on my sub to attenuate down to about 80 Hz and the bass sounds cleaner. I see on your polk there are two inputs? I would recommend plugging into the non-LFE input and using the crossover on the sub to get it sounding how you want. The HK will still filter the signal but then your sub will filter it further, just make sure you are plugging into the Sub Out on the HK. Definitely took me a while to get my sub sounding how I wanted though. What helped me actually was calling Crutchfield Tech Support, they have professionals who are happy to help with questions like this, they helped me with setting my crossover and sub placement. Hope this helps! [ COLIN Jun 02, 2014 ]
I have no idea what your acronyms represent, but I do understand "booming muddy mess". I am also very disappointed that there seems to be no crossover control for my subwoofer. I have the same, uncontrollable, "booming muddy mess." I replaced my HK AVR140 with the HK3770. I considered the AVR140 to be a low-end HK receiver, but it had terrific bass control. I expected the same level of control on this receiver, but didn't get it. I've had better bass control on a rental, U-Haul truck radio than on the HK3770 [ BILL Jun 02, 2014 ]