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Harman Kardon Bridge IIIP

iPod® and iPhone® dock

Item # 532BRIDG3P

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Connect the Bridge IIIP dock to your compatible Harman Kardon receiver and enjoy music from your iPod or iPhone through your audio/video system. Operate your player using the receiver's remote, view your photos and videos on a TV, and browse your iPod's menu on-screen for easier navigation.

Product Highlights:

  • for docking iPods, including 160GB iPod classic®, 3rd generation iPod touch®, and 5th generation iPod nano®
  • compatible with iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, and iPhone 4
  • compatible with Harman KardonAVR 1650, AVR 2650 andAVR 3650 receivers
  • on-screen menu
  • audio and video output through included control cable
  • allows iPod control with Harman Kardon receiver remotes
  • charges most iPods while docked
  • 4-1/2"W x 1-3/16"H x 4-9/16"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • iPod/iPhone dock (with attached 56" cable terminated by a proprietary connector)
  • 5 iPod adapter inserts
  • 2 Rubber adapter stoppers
  • Owner's Manual
  • Adapter Identification Chart
  • Warranty Information

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Overview: The Harman/Kardon Bridge IIIP is a docking station for select iPods & iPhones which allows you to play your favorite music & video stored on your iPod or iPhone through select "Bridge-ready" Harman/Kardon AV receivers. The Bridge IIIP even charges your Apple device & works seamlessly with your Harman/Kardon system's remote control for music & video file navigation. The Bridge IIIP enables you to enjoy high-performance sound for your digital music (and video in some cases) through your compatible Harman/Kardon home entertainment system.

Harman/Kardon AV Receiver Compatibility: The Bridge IIIP docking station for iPod & iPhone will connect to select Harman/Kardon "Bridge-ready" AV receivers, using only a single proprietary connection cable. As of September 2011, the Bridge IIP is compatible with the following Harman/Kardon AV receivers.

  • AVR 1650 *audio only
  • AVR 2650 *audio & video
  • AVR 3650 *audio & video

Note: The Bridge IIIP does not support previous Harman/Kardon "Bridge-ready" AV receivers prior to 2011.

Angled Cradle: The Harman/Kardon Bridge IIIP features an angled iPod dock cradle that allows you to play digital music & video from your iPod or iPhone device through your compatible Harman/Kardon AV receiver. The Bridge IIIP includes custom adapters for the iPod video (5th gen), iPod nano (1st/2nd/3rd/4th gen), iPod classic (80/120/160GB), iPod touch (1st/2nd gen), & iPhone (4/3GS/3G).

Note: Additional universal docking adapters can be purchased at

Audio Playback: The Bridge IIIP makes your iPod & iPhone music libraries playable through your "Bridge-ready" Harman/Kardon AV receiver.

Video Playback: Depending on which Harman/Kardon AV receiver you have, high-definition video playback is also possible through The Bridge IIIP with output up to 720p for video & JPEG still images. Your iPod's or iPhone's video can be displayed on your connected television through your compatible Harman/Kardon AV receiver's HDMI monitor output.

Note: Video & photo playback require iPod/iPhone models supporting video browsing and a Harman/Kardon AV receiver that also supports iPod/iPhone video (not available on all models).

Metadata Display: You can view your iPod/iPhone's metadata (song, artist, album information) on the Harman/Kardon AV receiver's front-panel or your connected television, via HDMI.

On-Screen Navigation & Remote Control: The Bridge IIP is easy to use with your compatible Harman/Kardon AV receiver's remote control. The Bridge IIIP even ensures easy track navigation of your music & video playlists via the on-screen menu of  your Harman/Kardon AV receiver & connected television (via HDMI), or simply the Harman/Kardon AV receiver's front-panel display.

  • Music Browsing: You can browse your iPod or iPhone's music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, Composer, or Audiobook from the Harman/Kardon AV receiver's on-screen menu or front-panel display using the remote control.
  • Video Browsing: You can browse your iPod or iPhone's video by Movie, Music Video, TV Show, Video Podcast, or Rental from the Harman/Kardon AV receiver's on-screen menu or front-panel display using the remote control.
  • Photo Browsing: Photos can only be browsed directly from your iPod or iPhone.

Note: You can also choose to control your iPod/iPhone's audio & video playback via its touchscreen or clickwheel, but you will lose on-screen & front-panel metadata display information.

Battery Charging: To prevent the loss of battery power in your iPhone or iPod device, the Harman/Kardon Bridge IIIP charges your Apple device when docked. The Bridge IIIP docking station conveniently acts as a charging station when it's connected to your Harman/Kardon AV receiver, regardless of whether it's playing or not. The Bridge IIIP will charge your docked iPod/iPhone's battery as long as the Harman/Kardon AV receiver is turned on.

iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Bridge IIP is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports audio/video playback, navigation & control, and charging of select iPod/iPhone devices when connected to a compatible Harman/Kardon "Bridge-ready" AV receiver (as of 1/5/2012).

iPod/iPhone ModelGenerationTested VersionMedia TypeControl TypeDisplay TypeCharge
AudioVideo OutRemoteiPod/iPhoneSong/Artist TextTrack Info
dock connector3rdN/ANNNNNNN
mini 1stN/ANNNNNNN
video 5th1.3YHDMIYYYYY
classic 80GB1.1.2YHDMIY YYYY
nano 1st1.3.1YNYYYYY

Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the device and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to revert to the older software version or wait until a newer software update is available.

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