Harman Kardon AVR 1610 Review

Harman Kardon AVR 1610
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Harman Kardon AVR 1610 review

The functionality of receivers is expanding rapidly and radically. The review of Harman Kardon AVR 1610 will help us to understand the intricacies of this explosive progress. 4.5 points out of 10 are an adequate assessment of this receiver for functions and capabilities. The overall rating is too low, we would not recommend choosing this receiver. The Harman Kardon released this model in 2013. The AVR 1610 is equipped with an amplifier that can handle 5.1 channels.

Harman Kardon AVR 1610 Pros

  • Bluetooth is now one of the key wireless communication protocols. In AV receivers, it is used for audio signal transmission or remote control. And it is in the model under review that Bluetooth support is implemented.
  • The presence of a USB port allows the receiver to play content from external media.
  • MHL is a mobile audio-video interface standard that combines the functionality of the HDMI and MicroUSB interfaces, its presence in Harman Kardon AVR 1610 allows you to connect mobile devices and broadcast content from them.
  • 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.
  • Can stream audio using the AirPlay protocol.
  • Stream music from one of the most popular services Spotify directly on the Harman Kardon AVR 1610.

Harman Kardon AVR 1610 Cons

  • The receiver has not a function of wireless connection to the Internet via Wi-Fi.
  • The AVR 1610 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.
  • Harman Kardon AVR 1610 is unable to use Amazon Music.
  • 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 1610 can not use the auto speaker calibration.
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Harman Kardon AVR 1610 back and front view

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Harman Kardon AVR 1610 specs and features

Amplifier

Channels 5.1
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm 85/8, 85/6
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) AirPlay
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming services has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output 5/1
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 colour OSD
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, Dolby Pro Logic
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 450
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