Harman Kardon Introduces New AirPlay Networked A/V Receivers

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Harman Kardon Introduces New AirPlay Networked A/V Receivers


Harman-Kardon-AVR-3700-receiver-small.jpgHarman has introduced two new audio/video receivers with the Harman Kardon AVR 2700 and AVR 3700. Both new AVRs work to deliver an audio experience that serves the increasing appetite for entertainment convenience and flexibility while also offering easy connectivity and networking ability.

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Both the Harman Kardon AVR 2700 and AVR 3700 are powered by the Harman Kardon high-current, ultrawide bandwidth amplifier and equipped with eight HDMI inputs with 3D compatibility and Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio format decoding.

Easy-to-use on-screen menus make setup and navigation simple for everyone in the family. A free, downloadable app for Apple and Android smartphones or tablets controls both devices. Both devices also feature Apple AirPlay and 4K video scaling.

The Harman Kardon AVR 2700 delivers 7.1-channel surround and 100 watts per channel. Along with eight HDMI inputs with 3D, Deep Color, CEC and Audio Return Channel, the AVR 2700 also features Dolby Volume and EZSet/EQ technology to maximize audio performance. The device includes built-in DLNA-certified 1.5 Ethernet connectivity and Apple AirPlay, supporting connectivity for the iPod, iPad and iPhone. The AVR handles high-resolution Dolby and DTS audio formats to ensure the best sound from music sources, video game systems or 3D and high-definition movies, and boasts 4K video pass-through and upscaling. Suggested retail price: $799.95.

The Harman Kardon AVR 3700 is a networked AVR providing 7.2-channel surround sound with 125 watts per channel. A step-up features include built in Wifi networking and Apple AirPlay wireless capability for streaming audio and video from portable Apple devices. The network connectivity also allows the AVR 3700 to be controlled via app for Apple and Android phones and tablets. The AVR 3700 also showcases 4K pass-through and scaling capability, elevating video to rich, vivid quality. Eight HDMI inputs - including 3D, deep color and audio return channel - permit connected devices to benefit from the Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. Two HDMI outputs and full preamp outputs allow for use of external power amplifiers. Multizone functionality is also offered. Suggested retail price: $995.95.

To purchase the Harman Kardon AVR 2700 and AVR 3700, visit harmankardon.com.

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