Harman Kardon Reveals New AirPlay Networked Receivers

Harman Kardon AVR 2700 and AVR 3700

I’m currently evaluating the Harman Kardon NC noise canceling headphones. I am, once again, impressed by the quality, finish and audio of the company’s products. Now Harman Kardon has released two new audio/video received that offer AirPlay and network connectivity. Both the Harman Kardon AVR 2700 and AVR 3700 feature Apple AirPlay and 4K video scaling, as well as a sleek, modern design. In addition, both receivers are powered by the “acclaimed Harman Kardon high-current, ultra-wide bandwidth amplifier design for top sonic performance”. Each receiver is equipped with eight HDMI inputs and have easy-to-use on-screen menus for simple setup and navigation. There are even iOS and Android apps that allow you to control the devices remotely.

As Sachin Lawande, executive vice president of HARMAN and co-president of HARMAN Lifestyle and Infotainment notes,

The Harman Kardon AVR 2700 and AVR 3700 delivers world-class sound but also provides the connectivity flexibility entertainment consumers demand today. Consumers want superior sound quality to match the playback convenience of our smart devices. The latest AVR expresses beautiful sound in performance and style, a hallmark of Harman Kardon.

Here are a few more details on each.

The Harman Kardon AVR 2700:

This receiver delivers 7.1-channel surround sound and 100 watts per channel. As noted, it offers eight HDMI inputs with 3D, Deep Color, CEC and Audio Return Channel. The AVR 2700 features Dolby Volume and EZSet/EQ technology to maximize audio performance. Offering DLNA-certified 1.5 Ethernet connectivity and Apple AirPlay the receiver is ready to connect with numerous mobile devices. The AVR handles high-resolution Dolby and DTS audio formats and boasts 4K video pass-through and upscaling. It carries a suggested retail price of $799.95.

The Harman Kardon AVR 3700:

Kicking it up a notch, this receiver offers 7.2-channel surround sound and 125 watts per channel. Priced about $200 more, the AVR 3700 adds WiFi networking and Apple AirPlay wireless capability for streaming audio and video from portable Apple devices. This network connectivity allows the AVR 3700 to be controlled remotely from both Apple and Android devices. Like the AVR 2700, the AVR 3700 offers 4K pass-through and scaling capability. Eight HDMI inputs “permit connected devices to benefit from the Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master AudioTM”. In addition, two HDMI outputs and full preamp outputs allow for use of external power amplifiers. Add in the modern, award-winning Harman Kardon design and the $995.95 AVR 3700 is a great way to up your in-home audio experience!

Harman Kardon is one of those companies that never fail to impress me. If you are looking for the best home entertainment system these new Harman Kardon receivers are worth a look. Check them out here.

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Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.