Network & Tuner Functions
Bluetooth + Remote Control
7-Channel Amplifier w/ Digital Power Supply: The Harman/Kardon AVR1710 employs a
7ch amplifier rated a 100 watts with 2 channels driven (8Ω,
20-20kHz, 0.07% THD). While the amplifier retains the time-tested Harman Kardon
high-current capacity (HCC) ultra-wide bandwidth
design to ensure the most accurate, dynamic sound with enhanced clarity and
realism even at the highest listening levels, a digitally
based power supply gives the amplifier all the wattage it needs without the
weight of a traditional power-supply design and its heavy transformers.
Amplifier Assignment: The H/K AVR170's seven discrete
amplifier channels can be configured to accommodate your type of home theater
- Surround Back: The AV receiver's amplifier channels can
be configured as Front Left/Right, Center, Surround Left/Right, and Surround
Back Left/Right for Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, and Dolby Pro Logic IIx 7.1ch
- Front Height: The receiver's amplifier channels can
also be configured as Front Left/Right, Front Height Left/Right, Center, and
Surround Left/Right for Dolby Pro Logic IIz 7.1ch playback.
- Zone2: In addition, the AVR1710's amplifier channels
can be configured as Front Left/Right, Center, Surround Left/Right, and Zone
2 for Dolby Digital, DTS, and Dolby Pro Logic II 5.1ch playback in the main
zone and 2ch PCM playback in the second zone.
Multi-Channel Decoding Formats: The Harman Kardon AVR1710
supports the following multi-channel (Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic)
- Dolby Digital:
Dolby, Digital EX,
Dolby Digital Plus,
DTS-HD Master Audio,
DTS-HD High Resolution,
DTS Neo: 6
- Dolby Pro Logic:
Dolby Pro Logic II,
Dolby Pro Logic IIx,
Dolby Pro Logic IIz
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). To enjoy true 7.1ch Dolby
Digital TrueHD and DTS-HD surround sound, the receiver must be connected to
your Blu-ray player via HDMI.
EzSet/EQ III Calibration: The new Harman EzSet/EQ III auto-calibration
process precisely adjusts the AVR1710's volume levels, speaker distance/delay
time settings, and equalization to optimize audio performance automatically for
your specific speaker system and room conditions. The system features an
easy-to-follow menu display and includes a plug-in calibration microphone. You
can also choose to manually setup your connected speaker system.
Harman NSP: Harman's proprietary technology, NSP
uses sophisticated digital processing to deliver a true natural sounding
three-dimensional listening experience from conventional 2-channel stereo
sources like CDs and stereo broadcasts. While preserving the recording's
original timbre and spatial balance, Harman NSP creates a simulated listening
space that automatically adjusts to suit the type of program you are listening
to. The following adjustments are available for Harman NSP:
- Stage Width: This
adjustment allows you to widen or narrow the width of the apparent
listening space in front of you. For example, a higher setting would be
a recording of an orchestra playing in a concert hall, while a lower setting
more appropriate for a recording of a singer playing an acoustic guitar.
- Stage Depth: This
adjustment lets you control the total size of the apparent listening
space. A higher setting would approximate the acoustic qualities of larger
spaces, such as concert halls and arenas, while a lower setting would
the acoustic qualities of smaller listening spaces like small clubs or
Stereo & Headphone Modes: The H/K AV receiver offers a
variety of listening modes so you can enjoy your movies and music regardless if
you are using only have a two-channel speaker system, 5.1ch speaker system, or
listening through headphones.
- Stereo: Sets the receiver to power only the front left
and right speakers, no surround and no subwoofer. Two channel sources bypass
the sound field processing and multi channel sources are down-mixed to 2
- Multichannel Stereo: Left and right stereo channels are
distributed to all the speakers so that stereo sound can be heard from all
directions at any listening position.
- Virtual Surround: When only two main speakers are present in the
system, you can use "Virtual Surround" to create an enhanced soundfield that
virtualizes the missing speakers.
- Harman Headphone: Virtual surround processing which
simulates a 5.1-channel speaker system using standard headphones.
Dolby Pro Logic II/Z Parameters: You can adjust the following
parameters in Pro Logic II Music mode: Panorama sends stereo signals to the surround speakers as well as the front
speakers for a wraparound effect), Dimension
(adjusts the soundfield either towards the front or towards the rear of the
room), and Center Width moves the
center channel output completely towards the center speaker or towards the front
left and right speakers). You can also adjust the volume (Low/Mid/High) of the
Front Height channels in Dolby Pro Logic IIz.
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.
Bass Management: The H/K AV receiver provides the following
Bass Management settings for your front left/right speaker and subwoofer.
- L/R+LFE: This setting sends all low-frequency information to the
subwoofer, including a) information that would normally be played through
the front left and right speakers and b) the special low-frequency effects
(LFE) channel information.
- LFE: This setting plays low-frequency information contained in
the left and right program channels through the front left and right
speakers, and directs only the LFE-channel information to the subwoofer.
- Off: Select this setting when no subwoofer is in use. All
low-frequency information will be sent to the front left and right speakers.
Volume Settings: Two volume
settings are used to program the volume level when you turn on the
AVR1710. Set Volume Default to "On", and then set the Default Volume Setting to
the desired turn-on volume. When Volume Default is set to "Off", the AVR will
turn on at the last-used volume setting from the previous listening session
Note: You can choose to display the "Relative" volume
scale (-80 to +10dB) or an "Absolute" volume scale (0 to 90).
Audio Inputs/Outputs: The Harman Kardon AV receiver offers a
variety of analog and digital audio inputs/outputs.
- Analog & Digital Inputs: The H/K receiver is fitted
with three digital inputs; two optical (toslink) and one coaxial (RCA) digital
input. Its also fitted with two sets of stereo analog audio (RCA) inputs.
- Color-Coded Binding-Post Speaker Terminals: The color-coded
binding-post speaker terminals on all output channels accept banana plugs
connectors, or bare wire (up to 10AWG) to provide secure links for your
speaker cables. Compatible with 6-8 ohms speakers. The color-coded speaker terminals simply hook-up and reduce
- Dual Sub Outputs: For compatibility with dual subwoofer home theater
systems, the AVR1710 features two non-discrete subwoofer outputs. The same
signal is output from each sub output.
- Headphone Jack: When headphones are plugged into the
full-size 1/4" jack on the front panel, all the speakers are automatically
HDMI 1.4: Six HDMI 1.4 inputs and dual HDMI 1.4 monitor
outputs with 3D and 30/36-bit Deep Color deliver
high definition digital video at resolutions up to 1080p with full-fidelity
audio up to 7.1ch through a single cable. The HDMI monitor output 1 supports ARC
(Audio Return Channel). The two HDMI outputs are parallel, so the same
audio/video signal is output through both and can be used simultaneously.
- 3D-Ready: The Harman/Kardon AVR1710 is compatible with
3D-ready Blu-ray disc movies, video games, and other 3D content through its
HDMI 1.4 connections. 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 AVR1710 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.
MHL-Compatible: The receiver's rear-panel HDMI 1 input is MHL-compatible.
This MHL compatible HDMI port provides easy, direct connection of MHL compatible
smartphones, like Android. Playback of up to 1080p video and multi-channel audio
from the phone is supported. The receiver will also charge (5V/1A) your
connected phone. Play, Stop, and other basic operations can be controlled from
the AV receiver's remote control.
Composite Video Inputs/Output: The receiver features two composite
video inputs and one composite video monitor output. These composite video jacks
only support 480i video.
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
Network & Tuner Functions
Wired Network Connection: The Harman Kardon AVR1710 is fitted
with a RJ-45 Ethernet (LAN) port to connect the receiver to your home network to
access your DLNA music server and Internet Radio.
DLNA Certified: The AVR1710 is DLNA-compatible and can access MP3
(8-320kbps; 8-48kHz)and WMA (16-192kbps; 8-48kHz) audio media that is stored on
other DLNA-compatible devices that are connected to the same network as the
AVR1710. DLNA is a file sharing protocol that creates a bridge between the
AVR1710 and other devices on the same network that contain audio media. DLNA is
supported by PCs that have
Windows Media Player, Windows Media Center, or Intel Media Server file sharing.
Apple computers can also share files via DLNA using HARMAN Music Manager
software, which you can download without charge from
software that enables DLNA file-sharing also is available for Android.
vTuner Internet Radio: The AVR1710 features
vTuner Internet radio to
connect you to a whole world of online audio entertainment. You'll be able to
stream over-the-air radio stations from around the globe as well as stream from
a wide range of internet-only radio stations.
AM/FM Tuner: The H/K AV receiver features a built-in AM/FM
tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. The AVR1710 lets you store up to 30
AM/FM station presets. This can be done manually or automatically (auto-preset
tuning). Once your presets are set, you can use the Preset Scan function to scan
through all of your available presets. You can also tune to a radio station
directly using the remote control's numeric keypad. An indoor FM wire antenna and AM loop antenna are included with the
Firmware Updates: New firmware will be released for the purpose of
additional features or product improvements. Firmware updates can be downloaded
from the Harman Kardon website. If this unit is connected to the Internet, the receiver
will indicate when a new firmware version is available and you can download the
firmware via the network connection. The tested A/V receiver contained firmware
version V002.23 (as of 8/27/2014). Check
Harman Kardon's support site for the most recent firmware updates.
Front-Panel USB Port: This AV receiver is equipped with a front-panel
USB (type-A) port that allows you to enjoy MP3 (8-320kbps; 8-48kHz) and WMA
(16-192kbps; 8-48kHz) music files from a USB
mass storage class memory device; such as your Android smartphone (Froyo/Gingerbread
OS only), portable MP3 player, or USB thumbdrive. You can use the receiver's
on-screen menu (via HDMI) and remote control to navigate 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 AV receiver's USB port
Note: Not compatible with USB-hubs, card-readers, or HDDs.
iPod/iPhone Direct: The Harman/Kardon AV receiver offers
wired (via USB) and wireless (via AirPlay) connectivity for your Apple iPod,
iPhone, or iPad.
- Wireless AirPlay: AirPlay lets you stream your favorite
songs directly from your iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad, or from your iTunes
library on your PC or Mac to the H/K AVR1710, over your home network
connection. By downloading Apple's free
Remote App onto your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad you don't even need to
be in the same room as the components or your computer to play, pause, skip,
and stop the songs in your iTunes music library. You will even see the
iTunes music information, including your track titles and artist info via
the H/K receiver's on-screen menu (via HDMI). To use the AirPlay feature you
need a Mac or Windows-based PC running iTunes (10.1 or later) connected to
your wireless home network. Your iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad must have iOS
4.3 or later installed and connected to the same wireless home network.
- USB Direct: The front-panel USB port provides convenient
connection for your iPod, iPhone, or iPad so you can listen to your stored music
and music apps through the H/K AV receiver. By simply connecting your Apple
device's Lightning- or Dock-cable to the receiver's front-panel USB input, the
digital audio signal from your device is transmitted directly to the system,
minimizing noise interference and allowing use of the receiver's DAC; not the
DAC in your iPod/iPhone/iPad; the result is more precise sound reproduction. You
can control basic playback functions of stored music and music apps; such
as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, and Repeat/Random functions. You'll
continue to use your Apple device's clickwheel or touchscreen for advanced music
navigation. Song/artist information from stored music and music apps on your iPod/iPhone
will display on your connected TV (via HDMI) or the unit's front-panel display. Your iPod/iPhone's
battery will be charged while connected to the receiver (max. 0.5A).
Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Harman/Kardon AVR1710
is "made for iPod/iPhone" and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions
(as of 8/27/2014).
| Apple Device || Generation || Tested Version || Connector Type || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || Charge |
| USB || AirPlay || Bluetooth || Audio || Video || Remote || iPod/iPhone || Album Art || Artist/Song Text || Track Info |
| iPad || 1 || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N |
| 2/3 || 8.0 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N |
| 4/Air/Mini || 8.0 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3GS || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4/4S || 7.1.2 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 5S/5C/5 || 8.0 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 6/6+ || 8.0 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 6.1.2 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 8.0 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| nano |
| 2nd/3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 6th || 1.2 PC || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 7th || 1.02 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
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
Compact Design: The AVR1710 features a new compact design with a
flush volume control. Because of the lighter weight made possible by an advanced
digital power supply, the unit weighs less without sacrificing performance so
that it is the perfect match for the thin glass shelves of today's open
OSD (On-Screen Display): The Harman/Kardon AVR1710's on-screen
display (OSD) makes setting up the receiver easy. To view the on-screen display
you must connect the HDMI monitor output of the receiver to your television. If
your TV is connected to the composite video monitor output, you will need to use
the AV receiver's front-panel display when changing settings.
Zone 2: Harman/Kardon's Zone 2 function lets you select a
different audio source for listening in a second location of your home. The
AVR1710 features a Main Zone (audio/video) and Zone 2 (audio only). The Main
Zone offers 7.1-channel playback of your audio/video gear in your main
entertainment room. Zone 2 allows stereo audio playback of another source
connected to the receiver in another room of your home via left/right RCA audio
or speaker level outputs. When using the AVR1710 to power speakers in a second
room of your home, the main zone is restricted to 5.1-channels. When using the
receiver's line output terminals for the second room you need an additional
amplifier to power those speakers; the main Zone of the receiver remains
7.1-channel. The volume of Zone 2 can be controlled by the H/K receiver using
its speaker outputs or from your add-on integrated amplifier when using the
- Compatible sources include AM/FM Tuner, Analog Audio Inputs,
vTuner Internet Radio, USB (including iPod/iPhone), AirPlay, and DLNA.
- Although you can listen to iPod or USB as a source in Zone 2, you cannot
begin iPod or USB playback from within Zone 2. You must initially select
iPod or USB as a source in Zone 1 and begin playback of a track or playlist
from there. Then you can select iPod as the Zone 2 source and control
playback from within Zone 2 even if you switch Zone 1 to a different source.
- Only one of the AVR's internal sources (iPod, USB, vTuner, Network,
AirPlay, DLNA) can be active at a time across both zones. For example, if
you are listening to vTuner as the source in Zone 1 and switch the source in
Zone 2 to USB, it will switch the source in Zone 1 to USB (and vice versa).
To listen to different sources in Zone 1 and Zone 2 at the same time, at
least one source must be one of the AVR's configurable external sources
(Cable/Sat, Disc, STB or TV) that is connected to one of the AVR's analog
audio inputs, or one of the AVR's terrestrial radio sources (FM or AM).
- Incompatible sources include HDMI, Coaxial, Optical, and Video
- However, the receiver's second HDMI monitor output does let you send
the same HDMI audio/video input signal that is being played in the main zone to
a second zone (video is output at the resolution supported by both TVs).
Input Name: You can program the source name for any of the
inputs, up to 10 characters.
Timers: The receiver offers a programmable Sleep Timer and
Auto Power Off function.
- Sleep Timer: This function allows you to automatically set
the power to standby after a predetermined time; from 10 to 90 minutes in 10
- Auto Power Off: If you don't operate the receiver or
use the remote for an extended period of time, the unit will automatically
go into standby mode (Auto Power Off function). The Auto Power Off feature
is selectable from 1-8 hours.
Harman GreenEdge Technology: The Harman GreenEdge logo assures you
that the AVR1710's design is environmentally friendly without compromising the
premium performance for which Harman products are known. Thanks to an advanced
power supply, the AVR1710 can deliver high-quality audio in a small, light
chassis that uses less metal and plastic. The small design means that less fuel
is used in transportation with the end result being a lower carbon footprint.
Bluetooth + Remote Control
Built-in Bluetooth w/ Harman TrueStream: The H/K AVR1710
features built-in Bluetooth (version 3.0) with support for profiles A2DP 1.2 and
AVRCP 1.4. You'll be able to wirelessly stream music from your Bluetooth-enabled
Apple device, Android smartphone/tablet, portable audio player, laptop, or PC to
the H/K receiver. Harman TrueStream Technology ensures the best possible
listening experience when you stream audio wirelessly via Bluetooth. You will
also be able to control basic playback functions (Play/Pause & Previous/Next
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 or connected TV; 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.
H/K Remote App: The free Harman Kardon Remote app is available from
iTunes App Store for
Apple iOS (5.0+) devices and the
Google Play Store for compatible
Android (OS 2.2+) smartphone/tablets. It will let you use your compatible smartphone or
tablet to control the AVR1710 without picking up its remote. The Harman Kardon
Remote App controls virtually all the functions of AVR1710 that is connected to
the same network as the device that has the app installed. With this easy-to-use
app you can turn the AV receiver on/off, select input source, control the
volume, and virtually any other function. You can also access and navigate all
of the receiver's on-screen setup menus.
IR Remote w/ HDMI Link: The AVR1710 simplifies your life with a programmable
infrared (IR) remote control. It works seamlessly with the receiver's
multilingual on-screen display, guiding you through system setup and operation
with ease. The remote can also be programmed to control your TV, cable/satellite
boxes, Blu-ray/DVD players, and other playback sources. HDMI Link allows the
communication of control information among connected HDMI components in your
12V Trigger + Remote In: For further installation flexibility, there
is a 12-volt trigger output and a remote IR sensor input. The AVR1710 has a
3.5mm minijack output to send a 12-Volt DC turn-on signal to another component
that accepts a 12V trigger. The receiver also has a 3.5mm minijack input for use
with an external IR receiver.