Harman/Kardon AVR 171S 700 Watt 7.2-Channel Networked Audio/Video Receiver (with Apple AirPlay and Bluetooth Connectivity) - £265 - Amazon.fr - HotUKDeals
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Harman/Kardon AVR 171S 700 Watt 7.2-Channel Networked Audio/Video Receiver (with Apple AirPlay and Bluetooth Connectivity) - £265.00 - Amazon.fr

£265.00 @ Amazon France
This is around 50% off (£499.99) what it retails for and would be in my basket if it was 4K compatible. No, it's not a sofa. It's currently OOS but available to order. Amazon don't take payment … Read More
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7m, 4d agoFound 7 months, 4 days ago
This is around 50% off (£499.99) what it retails for and would be in my basket if it was 4K compatible.

No, it's not a sofa.

It's currently OOS but available to order. Amazon don't take payment until despatch, so there's nothing to lose.

http://www.homecinemachoice.com/sites/18/images/article_images_month/2014-06/harman%20kardon%20avr%20171%2001.jpg
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7m, 4d agoFound 7 months, 4 days ago
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[HUKD Deal Editor] 1 Like #1
1 Like #2
Excellent spot Buzz. Tempted to give a try :)
[HUKD Deal Editor] 1 Like #3
vassy4u
Excellent spot Buzz. Tempted to give a try :)

It does look extremely sleek. Especially in comparison to my current RXV-671 :D
#4
BuzzDuraband
vassy4u
Excellent spot Buzz. Tempted to give a try :)
It does look extremely sleek. Especially in comparison to my current RXV-671 :D
True. Price and design are plus here
#5
Will this stream from a NAS or external HDD?
2 Likes #6
BuzzDuraband
vassy4u
Excellent spot Buzz. Tempted to give a try :)
It does look extremely sleek. Especially in comparison to my current RXV-671 :D
Check out the Marantz 1605/1607 series as they are the slimmest out there. Full 4k HDMI 2.0 compliance with Dolby Atmos and DTS-X i.e. fully future proof (until next week anyway) ;) Unfortunately quite a bit more expensive.

Edited By: Enet on Dec 17, 2016 09:35
[HUKD Deal Editor] 1 Like #7
Enet
BuzzDuraband
vassy4u
Excellent spot Buzz. Tempted to give a try :)
It does look extremely sleek. Especially in comparison to my current RXV-671 :D
Check out the Marantz 1605/1705 series as they are the slimmest out there. Full 4k HDMI 2.0 compliance with Dolby Atmos and DTS-X i.e. fully future proof (until next week anyway) ;) Unfortunately quite a bit more expensive.

I've just been reading the Trusted Review [http://www.trustedreviews.com/harman-kardon-avr-171-review] which too suggests a Marantz. I think pricing may be an issue for myself :(

They gave this a 8/10 when reviewed at £499. I just don't think I dare even bring the conversation up with the other half so close to Christmas :D
3 Likes #8
BuzzDuraband
Enet
BuzzDuraband
vassy4u
Excellent spot Buzz. Tempted to give a try :)
It does look extremely sleek. Especially in comparison to my current RXV-671 :D
Check out the Marantz 1605/1705 series as they are the slimmest out there. Full 4k HDMI 2.0 compliance with Dolby Atmos and DTS-X i.e. fully future proof (until next week anyway) ;) Unfortunately quite a bit more expensive.
I've just been reading the Trusted Review [http://www.trustedreviews.com/harman-kardon-avr-171-review] which too suggests a Marantz. I think pricing may be an issue for myself :(
They gave this a 8/10 when reviewed at £499. I just don't think I dare even bring the conversation up with the other half so close to Christmas :D

To be honest I think you may be better off waiting until around March onwards when you start seeing the current crop of 7.1 channel £500 receivers in the likes of Richer Sounds reduced down to anything between £250-299, that is what I always do, right on the cusp of the latest receivers by manufacturers coming out they reduce the prices to stock shift.

Edited By: cicobuff on Dec 17, 2016 09:39
[HUKD Deal Editor] 1 Like #9
allginger
Will this stream from a NAS or external HDD?

I'm not sure mate, I can't see anything regarding it. Although I'd expect it to be a given with a networked receiver. My current setup most certainly does.
1 Like #10
BuzzDuraband
Enet
BuzzDuraband
vassy4u
Excellent spot Buzz. Tempted to give a try :)
It does look extremely sleek. Especially in comparison to my current RXV-671 :D
Check out the Marantz 1605/1705 series as they are the slimmest out there. Full 4k HDMI 2.0 compliance with Dolby Atmos and DTS-X i.e. fully future proof (until next week anyway) ;) Unfortunately quite a bit more expensive.
I've just been reading the Trusted Review [http://www.trustedreviews.com/harman-kardon-avr-171-review] which too suggests a Marantz. I think pricing may be an issue for myself :(
They gave this a 8/10 when reviewed at £499. I just don't think I dare even bring the conversation up with the other half so close to Christmas :D
Go on....Basically assumimg you have a normal living room (even a very large one) then pair this with something like the Tannoy hts 101xp. Then wonder why you ever needed more than 50 watts per channel oO
1 Like #11
Now that's a bargain. Wish I had the money...
#12
Have a big birthday coming up and could probably get her indoors to swing for this as a pressie.

Question is would it be worth upgrading from my Sony STR-DH750.

Using with pair of KEF IQ5's, KEF IQ60 Centre, and a couple of KEF IQ10's as surrounds.

Any advice appreciated.

Edited By: Tomb on Dec 17, 2016 10:43
#13
BuzzDuraband
Enet
BuzzDuraband
vassy4u
Excellent spot Buzz. Tempted to give a try :)
It does look extremely sleek. Especially in comparison to my current RXV-671 :D
Check out the Marantz 1605/1705 series as they are the slimmest out there. Full 4k HDMI 2.0 compliance with Dolby Atmos and DTS-X i.e. fully future proof (until next week anyway) ;) Unfortunately quite a bit more expensive.

I've just been reading the Trusted Review [http://www.trustedreviews.com/harman-kardon-avr-171-review] which too suggests a Marantz. I think pricing may be an issue for myself :(

They gave this a 8/10 when reviewed at £499. I just don't think I dare even bring the conversation up with the other half so close to Christmas :D


The reviews says this supports 4k pass through. How is that different to the 4k Marantz posted on here? Sorry for asking a newbie question.
#14
BuzzDuraband
allginger
Will this stream from a NAS or external HDD?

I'm not sure mate, I can't see anything regarding it. Although I'd expect it to be a given with a networked receiver. My current setup most certainly does.


Thanks, would this be recommended for audio too is it mainly an AV amp?
[HUKD Deal Editor] 1 Like #15
5Rivers79
BuzzDuraband
Enet
BuzzDuraband
vassy4u
Excellent spot Buzz. Tempted to give a try :)
It does look extremely sleek. Especially in comparison to my current RXV-671 :D
Check out the Marantz 1605/1705 series as they are the slimmest out there. Full 4k HDMI 2.0 compliance with Dolby Atmos and DTS-X i.e. fully future proof (until next week anyway) ;) Unfortunately quite a bit more expensive.
I've just been reading the Trusted Review [http://www.trustedreviews.com/harman-kardon-avr-171-review] which too suggests a Marantz. I think pricing may be an issue for myself :(
They gave this a 8/10 when reviewed at £499. I just don't think I dare even bring the conversation up with the other half so close to Christmas :D
The reviews says this supports 4k pass through. How is that different to the 4k Marantz posted on here? Sorry for asking a newbie question.

Well that certainly gives me a decision to make. I better gear up for the conversation with the other half :D cheers for that, I totally missed it.

allginger
BuzzDuraband
allginger
Will this stream from a NAS or external HDD?
I'm not sure mate, I can't see anything regarding it. Although I'd expect it to be a given with a networked receiver. My current setup most certainly does.
Thanks, would this be recommended for audio too is it mainly an AV amp?

I'd better leave that question for the audiophiles :D
#16
Out of stock
#17
dammit missed... have an old hk amp and spkr set in spare bedroom, this would have been nice to replace with, although never use that much lol
1 Like #18
if you want future proof hdr and 4k you will need hdmi 2.0b with hdcp 2.2
#19
trimaran2
Out of stock

oO

Read the original post......
#20
thank you OP
#21
\ive had mine a couple of years, if it does pass through 4k ive not worked out how to do it (skyq certainly doesnt), it will stream audio from a nas - the interface isnt great though. Its quite a quiet amp and wont be giving you any high volume, mines running some acoustic energy speakers and doesnt stress them in the slightest. But i only paid £250 from RS a couple of years back as i needed a quick replacement, its not worth the $500 they claim but is capable it its current pricepoint.


Edited By: d3m0n on Dec 17, 2016 12:14
#22
I know it's an earlier series but this one is priced at £279, not sure how people think it compares? http://petertyson.co.uk/marantz-nr1506-atmos-av-receiver.html?gcpc&gclid=CKKNm-KZ-9ACFSIG0wodQu8G6A

BuzzDuraband
Enet
BuzzDuraband
vassy4u
Excellent spot Buzz. Tempted to give a try :)
It does look extremely sleek. Especially in comparison to my current RXV-671 :D
Check out the Marantz 1605/1705 series as they are the slimmest out there. Full 4k HDMI 2.0 compliance with Dolby Atmos and DTS-X i.e. fully future proof (until next week anyway) ;) Unfortunately quite a bit more expensive.
I've just been reading the Trusted Review [http://www.trustedreviews.com/harman-kardon-avr-171-review] which too suggests a Marantz. I think pricing may be an issue for myself :(
They gave this a 8/10 when reviewed at £499. I just don't think I dare even bring the conversation up with the other half so close to Christmas :D
#23
d3m0n
\ive had mine a couple of years, if it does pass through 4k ive not worked out how to do it (skyq certainly doesnt), it will stream audio from a nas - the interface isnt great though. Its quite a quiet amp and wont be giving you any high volume, mines running some acoustic energy speakers and doesnt stress them in the slightest. But i only paid £250 from RS a couple of years back as i needed a quick replacement, its not worth the $500 they claim but is capable it its current pricepoint.



Thanks, what is the music audio quality like?

I have a Sonos setup, while very easy to use it's not hifi, I worry the NAS interface will be unusable.
#24
craigtumilty
if you want future proof hdr and 4k you will need hdmi 2.0b with hdcp 2.2

Yeah, not having hdcp 2.2 is a deal breaker for me.

Edited By: luvclub on Dec 17, 2016 12:23
1 Like #25
Bought one of these when they were £149 last year - eventually returned it for a Sony 750 as it was to be used in a closed space and it got incredibly hot. Do bear in mind though that the price of this is £100 dearer than it was then!

EDIT - looking back I bought the AVR171 - don't know if the 'S' model is any different.

Edited By: tomwatts on Dec 17, 2016 13:20: edit
1 Like #26
allginger
d3m0n
\ive had mine a couple of years, if it does pass through 4k ive not worked out how to do it (skyq certainly doesnt), it will stream audio from a nas - the interface isnt great though. Its quite a quiet amp and wont be giving you any high volume, mines running some acoustic energy speakers and doesnt stress them in the slightest. But i only paid £250 from RS a couple of years back as i needed a quick replacement, its not worth the $500 they claim but is capable it its current pricepoint.
Thanks, what is the music audio quality like?
I have a Sonos setup, while very easy to use it's not hifi, I worry the NAS interface will be unusable.

Its OK, but thats it tbh, ive been looking to replace it. music wise i prefered my old Yamaha. The interface is dreadful
#27
neiltaylor83
I know it's an earlier series but this one is priced at £279, not sure how people think it compares? http://petertyson.co.uk/marantz-nr1506-atmos-av-receiver.html?gcpc&gclid=CKKNm-KZ-9ACFSIG0wodQu8G6A
First of all there isn't much difference between the 06 and newer 07 series. So don't worry about that. But there is a difference between the 1506 and 1606. The 1606 supports Atmos and DTS-X. If you are not worried about those then that price is a bargain!

p.s. it is almost impossible to edit anything here using your mobile especially with nested quotes!


Edited By: Enet on Dec 17, 2016 14:46
#28
tomwatts
Bought one of these when they were £149 last year - eventually returned it for a Sony 750 as it was to be used in a closed space and it got incredibly hot. Do bear in mind though that the price of this is £100 dearer than it was then!

EDIT - looking back I bought the AVR171 - don't know if the 'S' model is any different.


I have the non S model but it runs cool when ventilated as HK advise, it must have rather efficent amps! I can't tell the difference between this and the AVR171 as neither have WiFi oO
#29
I was about to order this until I read the manual and realised the 2nd HDMI output is simply a clone of the first one. It's not a 'zone 2 HDMI' output which would allow different sources to be shown in each HDMI output so it's doing nothing that a £15 HDMI splitter wouldn't do. Also, as with many (older) dual zone AMPs the zone 2 can only play from analogue sources just like my ageing Denon AVR 2307.

Also noticed it was for Prime members only (not a problem as you can get a 1 month trial) and also seems to have gone up to €399 now.

Edited By: manincyprus on Dec 19, 2016 08:32
#30
Price has gone up

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