Harman Kardon HK 3700 Review

Harman Kardon HK 3700
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Harman Kardon HK 3700 review

A potential consumer is met with multiple issues when deciding to buy a receiver. In this review of one of the devices, we will attempt to answer all of these questions - Harman Kardon HK 3700. This model received a ranking of 4.8 out of 10 during our review. The overall rating is too low, we would not recommend choosing this receiver. The public met this model in 2014. One of the key characteristics of the model is an amplifier with 2.0 channels.

Harman Kardon HK 3700 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.
  • 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.
  • Like any modern receiver, HK 3700 has a Phono (MM) input for connecting a phonograph or turntable.
  • When using the HK 3700, it is possible to switch between the main and additional set of speakers - speaker A/B switching.

Harman Kardon HK 3700 Cons

  • The receiver has not a function of wireless connection to the Internet via Wi-Fi.
  • Dolby Atmos technology has not been included.
  • Can not manage the DTS:X surround format.
  • Does not support for HDR.
  • 4K pass-through support is not implemented.
  • HDMI ARC function not implemented.
  • HDMI eARC function not implemented.
  • The manufacturer does not claim support for HDMI CEC.
  • It is not possible to use the HDMI pass-through in standby mode, which could allow the TV to receive the original signal from the source even when the receiver is turned off.
  • AirPlay is not supported.
  • Harman Kardon HK 3700 is unable to use Amazon Music.
  • Spotify music is not supported.
  • There is no voice control function.
  • Does not have an automatic power-off when idle.
  • Energy-saving ECO mode is not implemented.
  • Bi-amping is not available.
  • Does not have Pure Direct mode.
  • The Harman Kardon HK 3700 can not use the auto speaker calibration.
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Harman Kardon HK 3700 back and front view

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Harman Kardon HK 3700 specs and features

Amplifier

Channels 2.0
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm 85/8
Output impedance, Ohm 8
Frequency response 10Hz-130KHz
THD in stereo, % 0.07

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 vTuner

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output 0/0
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)
Subwoofer output (LFE) 1
Headphone output 1 x 6.3
Optical digital input 0
Coaxial digital input 0
Composite input 0
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
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, iPad, iPod, Android
Display colour OSD
Tuner AM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware update
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) 1/1
DC trigger output (12V) 1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other) has not
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other) has not
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 310
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 6/13.2

Other

Release year 2014