The audio/video receiver of the future is here, in the form of the Harman Kardon AVR series. If you have a high-end television and a bunch of things you need to hook up to it, look no further.
The AVR series includes the 2700 and the more powerful 3700 models. Both have the key features here, though – eight HDMI ports and compatibility with 3D images. Also a major feature – the receivers are capable of 4K pass-through and upscaling, making them ready for the newest crop of high-end televisions. On the audio side, there’s Dolby True-HD and DTS-HD Master Audio format decoding. The finest in audio and video will be able to pass through this thing with nothing lost in terms of quality.
The 3700 has a few advantages over the 2700. The 3700 model features 7.2-channel surround sound with 125 watts per channel, as opposed to 7.1-channel surround sound with 100 watts per channel, as is found on the 2700. The 3700 also features two HDMI output ports, for use with external amplifiers. Both models have DLNA-certified 1.5 ethernet connectivity and can work with Apple’s AirPlay.
The Harman Kardon AVR 2700 and 3700 are both available now on Harman Kardon, for about $800 and $1,000, respectively.