Harman Kardon AVR1610S 425-Watt 5.1 Channel Network A/V Receiver

  • Model #: AVR1610S
  • Web Code: 10400183

Overview

Give your home theatre system a serious makeover with this Harman Kardon AVR 1610S receiver. Designed for home entertainment enthusiasts, it features a 425W, 5.1-channel surround sound system for precise, dynamic audio with enhanced clarity. It also boasts versatile connectivity, including five 3D-ready HDMI inputs, MHL, and built-in Bluetooth.

More Information

  • This 425W audio/video receiver with high-performance digital power supply pumps out 85W per channel to fuel a full 5.1-channel surround sound system for accurate, dynamic sound with exceptional clarity and realism
  • Five 3D-ready HDMI 2.0 inputs (including one with MHL) deliver HD digital video at resolutions up to 1080p with full-fidelity audio, so you can plug your HD cable set-top box, Blu-ray player or media consoles to experience all your entertainment in striking detail and clarity
  • MHL connection makes it possible to deliver HD audio or video directly to an HDTV, whether captured by a phone or camera, or streamed using a media streamer
  • EzSet/EQ III auto-calibration process automatically optimizes audio performance for your speaker system and room conditions by adjusting volume levels, distance/delay settings, and equalization
  • Built-in Bluetooth means you're able to stream audio from any compatible portable device, such as your smartphone, tablet, or laptop
  • HARMAN TrueStream technology ensures you enjoy the best possible listening experience when wirelessly streaming audio via Bluetooth by delivering the most current, most advanced wireless option
  • Built-in Spotify Connect feature lets you stream music directly from your Spotify premium account via your smartphone, tablet or computer
  • Integrated vTuner Internet radio gives you access to over-the-air radio stations and a wide range of internet-only radio stations for a whole world of online audio entertainment
  • Front-panel USB port provides plenty of options for audio playback, as it allows you to connect USB sticks and compatible Apple products so you can play your tracks through your home entertainment system
  • Delivers high-resolution audio that matches the digital video quality of Blu-ray disc formats, unleashing the full potential of movie soundtracks formatted with Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding
  • HARMAN GreenEdge certification means this receiver's design is environmentally friendly without sacrificing its performance, sporting a light, compact chassis that uses less metal and plastic
  • Colour-coded connectors and binding-post speaker terminals make for simple and straightforward setup
  • Programmable infrared remote control works seamlessly with the receiver's onscreen display and can also control your TV, cable box, satellite tuner, and other playback sources

What's in the Box?

  • 1 x Harman Kardon® AVR 1610S A/V receiver
  • 1 x Programmable remote control
  • 1 x EzSet/EQ III microphone with 6.7m (22’) cable
  • 1 x AM loop antenna with 0.6m (2’) cable
  • 1 x FM antenna with 1.8m (6’) cable
  • 2 x AAA batteries
  • 1 x 1.8m (6’) AC power cord
  • Quick-start guide
  • Warranty card
  • Safety sheet

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 2 Year(s)
  • Labour - 2 Year(s)


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  • from Shelburne, NS
1.0

Poor Performance

Good sound and excellent picture quality, light as a feather, looks fantastic on the home theater rack, and super easy to set up. Then it all goes sour. If I changed the channel on the satellite box, or used fast forward to get through the commercials on the PVR, the sound would be lost. The only thing that would bring the sound back was to turn off the receiver and wait for it to reset itself. Sometimes you would have to repeat this process several times before you would get the sound back. I can only assume that this issue will not get better with time. The audio quality was sufficient, but the auto audio set up feature left the center channel somewhat lacking. Likewise, when it was working (with PRV, blu-ray player or radio), I found the overall sound experience a bit underwhelming. Not horrid or poor, just a bit lackluster. The Harmon/Kardon app for my iPhone would not work. The similar app for my Android tablet would also not work. Not impressed as this was one of the features I was looking for. I problem-solved for 3 weeks in an attempt to get this receiver to work, but finally had to return it for a refund. All of these issues disappeared with the new receiver I bought to replace this unit (it was cheaper in price too).


  • from Toronto, ON
2.0

Nice Looking, But with Issues

I purchased the Harmon Kardon AVR1610S receiver for my great room. The Unit is very attractive and modern looking. In a short period of time i had the unit set-up and customized to my preferences. Some things took me a little longer (like figuring out how to turn off the very bright light around the volume knob). I also downloaded the control App for my iPhone and found this to be a good way to control the stereo from far away. Unfortunately, i had some issues. It first appeared with i tried to use the Apple TV and was told that I could not play HDCP content. I had never had that message before with my prior Denon receiver. I found that rebooting the receiver solved the issue. Then i had an issue with intermittent dropping of the signal from my cable box ... sometimes the picture, sometimes the audio, sometimes both. The only way to resolve the issue was rebooting the equipment, sometimes more than once. I wired a number of components directly to the TV and determined that the issue was with the receiver. After a few days of trouble, i returned it. Best Buy was very good at taking the receiver back and giving me a full refund. It is hard for me to give it more than 2 stars given it was faulty. I hope this was just an issue with my unit and not a bigger issue with the way the unit handles HDCP connections. I have since purchased a Yamaha receiver after some research and checking out some on-line reviews. I have had no issues at all with the Yamaha receiver and I am very happy with that purchase.


  • from Ottawa,Ontario
4.0

As always Harman and Kardon delivers

Its hard to give this avr any kind of bad review. Ease of use could be improved.


  • from Cornwall, ON
5.0

Great High Quality Receiver

Absolutely Love this receiver. The only thing I will say that I'm disappointed in is that there is no quick option to access bluetooth. You have to go through the menu and find bluetooth as a source. In the future, it would be great if they made this a quick launch option such as they do with the HDMI ports. The menu when changing settings also has an outdated look however, if your looking for a receiver that gives your speakers the ability to run wild, this is the receiver for you!


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