Harman Kardon AVR 1510 Review

Harman Kardon AVR 1510
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Harman Kardon AVR 1510 review

Audio and video content is becoming more and more qualitative, and for comfortable home consumption of this content, an appropriate device is needed. We bring to your attention an overview of Harman Kardon AVR 1510, which can thus become your home entertaniment center. For its technological equipment, this receiver received an assessment of 4.2 points out of 10 possible. The overall rating is too low, we would not recommend choosing this receiver. This is a receiver from Harman Kardon released in 2013. The receiver is equipped with an amplifier that can handle 5.1 channels.

Harman Kardon AVR 1510 Pros

  • The presence of a USB port allows the receiver to play content from external media.
  • DLNA is a feature that gives the receiver the ability to transmit and receive various media content over the home network, as well as display it in real time.
  • With 4K/60Hz pass-through support, it is possible to pass data through this model without degrading image quality.
  • ARC feature eliminates the need for an additional composite or optical cable when connecting this unit to a TV.
  • This receiver supports the data encryption protocol HDCP 2.2 which allows licensed devices to play high definition audio and video.

Harman Kardon AVR 1510 Cons

  • The receiver has not a function of wireless connection to the Internet via Wi-Fi.
  • In the model under review Bluetooth support is not implemented.
  • The AVR 1510 has not a phono (MM) input for connecting a phonographer or turntable.
  • Dolby Atmos technology has not been included.
  • Can not manage the DTS:X surround format.
  • Does not support for HDR.
  • HDMI eARC function not implemented.
  • The manufacturer does not claim support for HDMI CEC.
  • AirPlay is not supported.
  • Harman Kardon AVR 1510 is unable to use Amazon Music.
  • Spotify music is not supported.
  • There is no voice control function.
  • Energy-saving ECO mode is not implemented.
  • Bi-amping is not available.
  • Does not have Pure Direct mode.
  • Has no speaker A/B switching function.
  • The Harman Kardon AVR 1510 can not use the auto speaker calibration.
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Harman Kardon AVR 1510 specs and features

Amplifier

Channels 5.1
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm 75/8, 75/6
Output impedance, Ohm 8, 6
Frequency response 10Hz-130KHz
THD in stereo, % 0.09

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC) 192 KHz/24-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibration
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio features has not

Connectivity

Wi-Fi
USB 1 (USB 2.0)
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45) 1
DLNA
MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming services has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output 4/1
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP) HDCP 2.2
Subwoofer output (LFE) 1
Headphone output 1 x 6.3
Optical digital input 1
Coaxial digital input 1
Composite input 2
Component input/output 0/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectors USB, phones
Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)
4K signal pass-through 4K/60Hz
8K signal pass-through
HDMI signal pass-through
3D signal pass-through
HDMI pass-through in standby mode
Video conversion
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video features has not

Additional features

Voice control
App control iPhone, iPod, Android
Display fluorescent
Tuner AM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware update network, USB
Other additional features has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones has not
Zone audio output has not
Zone HDMI output has not
Multi-room control has not
RS-232 0
Remote control input/output (IR) 1/0
DC trigger output (12V) 1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other) Dolby Digital Plus
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other) DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3
WMA
AAC
WAV
FLAC
ALAC
Other audio file formats has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W 410
Standby consumption, W 0.5
Removable power cord

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches 44 x 12.1 x 30/17.3 x 4.7 x 11.8
Weight, kg/lbs 4.6/10

Other

Release year 2013