Harman Kardon Receivers

Written by Serena Berger
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Harman Kardon receivers are industry standards, and in many senses, are raising those standards. From technical advances that increase sound quality to structural features that increase functionality, Harman Kardon receivers boast some of the most practical and innovative attributes on the market. If you are building a home theatre system, Harman Kardon audio equipment (as well as video equipment, such as a DVD player) can help you create an optimal viewing and listening environment.

The Unique Features of Harman Kardon Receivers

Harman Kardon receivers offer up to eight channels of audio. The home theater systems most people desire make use of six (though you should note that the six channels are referred to as 5.1, and eight are referred to as 7.1). Those six channels connect to two front speakers (right and left), two rear speakers (right and left), a center speaker, and a subwoofer.

Harman Kardon's receivers also offer up to four video signal channels, and can be used to control multi-room systems. This is where one of their most useful features comes in. Obviously, 12 or more channels can be hard to manage, especially for a novice in the realm of home theatre. Harman Kardon was the first brand to offer fully color-coded input, output, and speaker connection jacks on every product, so the ease of set-up is truly noteworthy.

Another important innovation in Harman Kardon's equipment is the measurement of current instead of watts per channel. Their HCC design enables them to provide a much more sensitive equalizer system. If you have ever found that adjusting the volume of your stereo changes the balance and quality of the sound, one of the best features of Harman Kardon's HCC system is that tighter bass and consistent equalization are possible at any volume.

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