Bottom line: Use the AVR 3700’s EZSet/EQ for your distance and EQ settings, but go with manual calibration for everything else if you value accurate speaker settings and desire a balanced sound field. The multidevice remote can also control your TV, cable boxes, satellite tuners and other playback sources. The AVR 3700 sounded more like a high end, audiophile-grade amplifier than it had any right to, given its surround-friendly features and mid-figure price tag. Dialogue is clear and authoritative, plus detail reproduction is decent.
Listening to this track through the H/K receiver with the L/R + LFE setting engaged, bass output initially sounded quite excessive. For example, we wanted to test the H/K with our outboard DAC, CD/SACD player, and turntable/phono preamp combo. The AVR 3700 sports full 7.2 channel pre outs for external amplifier upgrades, a disappearing but welcome inclusion. It even includes 8 total HDMI inputs (one front panel) and two outputs which are ready for 4K, Ultra HD and 3D pass-through and upscaling. Bluetooth technology and DLNA 1.5 compliance The AVR 161 can stream audio from virtually any portable device. With its 8” bass reflex 60W powered subwoofer, 5 identical voice-matching satellites, including a dedicated center speaker allowing for clarity and flawless voice reproduction, you’ll experience movies the way they are meant to be heard.
Other brands that don’t want to print a big manual slip in a CD with the PDF manual. Harman Kardon’s latest range of receivers take a radical approach to one aspect of design. For example, we have a mild but persistent 60 Hz mode in our room, and certain bass-heavy music, like D’Angelo’s “When We Get By” from his Brown Sugar album, can easily tell us when a receiver is a bit too rich in the bass. You can connect and charge Apple devices such as an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch directly to the front-panel USB jack and play back without the need for an external adapter. The JBL 610 Cinema delivers premium cinematic surround sound to your home theater in a complete, easy to install system.