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The Harman Kardon AVR155 may not have the most channels, but when it comes to quality nothing compares at this price.

Using independent front and rear power supplies and high current components, the AVR155 offers punchy audio which sounds far more powerful than its rated figure suggests - Harman Kardon are very conservative when it comes to power ratings so don't be put off by this! Matched to the first rate amplification is a top quality Cirrus DSP (Digital Sound Processor) and 192Khz/24-bit output DACs. The upshot is, whether you're listening to music or watching films, the AVR155 gives you class-leading realism, dynamics and precision of sound.

In addition to the usual Dolby and DTS processors you'd expect the Harman Kardon AVR-155 also features Logic 7. Exclusive to Harman Kardon AV receivers, Logic 7 is an advanced surround sound mode that extracts the maximum surround information from either surround-encoded programs or conventional stereo material. It's a system widely used in their expensive car audio systems commonly found in top-of-the-range Range Rovers and BMWs.

In terms of connections, the baby HK Av receiver has everything you need. A trio of HDMI sockets matched to a monitor out let you use the receiver to switch between High Definition sources, even if your TV has just one input. A 5.1 channel input is ideal for adding a Blu-ray player, whilst a range of component, S-video and composite sockets take care of older sources. In terms of digital sockets the AVR155 is, once again, top of the class. With no fewer than three optical and three coaxial inputs the AVR155 will handle anything. Added to this is a coaxial digital output that's exceptionally rare at this level. Finally, if you enjoy listening through headphones, you'll appreciate the Dolby HP mode that gives a spacious "around the head" sound from you're surround sound films.

It might be a high performance AV receiver but the AVR155 isn't intimidating to use. A logical, onscreen display (missing from some rivals) combines with EzSet/EQ to make this a straight forward AV receiver to set-up and operate. Renowned for their crisp, clean styling, the AVR155 doesn't disappoint. Alongside the AVR155, most rivals appear fussy and dated looking. Given the price, it's also exceptionally well made and far heavier than the average £250 AV receiver.

The AVR155 may not be the best known of AV receivers, but in our opinion, it's one of the best kept secrets in its class. See for yourself at your local store today!

i just got this yesterday and i'm stunned at how good it is.
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#1
I've got the 505 Le this is a great price.
banned#2
Pity it doesn't support TrueHD otherwise i would have bought one today.

Good find though.
#3
ooooh i've been looking at a reciever for the last week, everytime i get close to making a decision something else pops up that makes me think.
This is a real premium brand, i was hoping for something with HD audio but for the price this is a real strong contender. I'm no real audiophile and i'm thinking am I relly going to notice the difference between hd audio and non hd audio? As long as I get it in surround I don't think I really care.
Good find, heat and rep for you!!
#4
Good price for what it is.
#5
joeyjoejoe
ooooh i've been looking at a reciever for the last week, everytime i get close to making a decision something else pops up that makes me think.
This is a real premium brand, i was hoping for something with HD audio but for the price this is a real strong contender. I'm no real audiophile and i'm thinking am I relly going to notice the difference between hd audio and non hd audio? As long as I get it in surround I don't think I really care.
Good find, heat and rep for you!!


Pop along to your local specialist and audition a few, that's the only way to really decide. Although a word of warning, every-time I do that it costs me more money, lol.

EDIT: Somewhere like Sevenoaks, Super-Fi etc. RicherSounds don't do that kind of thing.
#6
Thanks for the post
#8
Nice receiver. So tempted, but none near enough to me :(
#9
joeyjoejoe
ooooh i've been looking at a reciever for the last week, everytime i get close to making a decision something else pops up that makes me think.
This is a real premium brand, i was hoping for something with HD audio but for the price this is a real strong contender. I'm no real audiophile and i'm thinking am I relly going to notice the difference between hd audio and non hd audio? As long as I get it in surround I don't think I really care.
Good find, heat and rep for you!!


Got a new AV receiver after christmas and HD audio really does make a fairly large difference , But then again that would also depend on your other equipment that you are using .
Personally this deal is pretty good if you are not so worried
banned#10
not as hot as a vindaloo so voted cold
#11
Actually looking a little further into this , HD audio or not this doesnt carry Audio through the HDMI loop and to me that is a good feature that is lacking

i know its more but i would be tempted to look into this or something like it

http://www.richersounds.com/product/av-receivers/sony/strdh800/sony-strdh800
#12
Nice features for the price but it is ugly with that grey bit and no hdmi audio passthrough ruins it for me. It is a hot price for what it is, it's just not for me.
#13
Andi Keane
Actually looking a little further into this , HD audio or not this doesnt carry Audio through the HDMI loop and to me that is a good feature that is lacking

i know its more but i would be tempted to look into this or something like it

http://www.richersounds.com/product/av-receivers/sony/strdh800/sony-strdh800


I really like the look of this one http://www.richersounds.com/product/av-receivers/sony/strdn1000/sony-strdn1000
1 Like #14
"ugly"? I was thinking that whilst it has no audio decoding, it looks so nice I might just get one anyway!

Funny old world
#15
darrenrapley
"ugly"? I was thinking that whilst it has no audio decoding, it looks so nice I might just get one anyway!

Funny old world


I can sort of see where he's coming from, HK aren't to everyone's tastes, but I wouldn't say it's ugly. I'm a fan of the current Pioneer styling myself.
#16
I am still wondering whether this is the one for me.

I have a Sony HD TV (only 720) and a playstation 3.
At present I run the pictures and sound via a hdmi cable to TV and then sound through an old amp with audio cables. All my music and films are downloaded and so max 320kbps quality. I only use 2 front speakers.

Would I benefit from having a more expensive amp or would this HK be pretty good for me?

I would be very grateful if someone would, in a nutshell, say yes or no.

Thanks a million!!!!
#17
Peggy Bedford
not as hot as a vindaloo so voted cold


Has anyone ever told you that you have a really massive head...its huge!:)

Like a Breezeblock:roll:
#18
darrenrapley
I am still wondering whether this is the one for me.

I have a Sony HD TV (only 720) and a playstation 3.
At present I run the pictures and sound via a hdmi cable to TV and then sound through an old amp with audio cables. All my music and films are downloaded and so max 320kbps quality. I only use 2 front speakers.

Would I benefit from having a more expensive amp or would this HK be pretty good for me?

I would be very grateful if someone would, in a nutshell, say yes or no.

Thanks a million!!!!


Personally i would think that you would need to invest in some more speakers to get at least 5 (centre two fronts and two rears) and maybe even 5.1 (adding a decent active sub) It would make a huge difference to your viewing/listening experience over what you already have, But to keep it at just 2 speakers i maybe wouldnt invest (but hell do what you like this is just my ideas )
#19
darrenrapley
I am still wondering whether this is the one for me.

I have a Sony HD TV (only 720) and a playstation 3.
At present I run the pictures and sound via a hdmi cable to TV and then sound through an old amp with audio cables. All my music and films are downloaded and so max 320kbps quality. I only use 2 front speakers.

Would I benefit from having a more expensive amp or would this HK be pretty good for me?

I would be very grateful if someone would, in a nutshell, say yes or no.

Thanks a million!!!!


Really you'd need something more like these: http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/607416/q-acoustic-2000-5-1-cinema-pack-for?t=607416 (i.e. a 5.1 setup) to make the most of it.
#20
darrenrapley
I am still wondering whether this is the one for me.

I have a Sony HD TV (only 720) and a playstation 3.
At present I run the pictures and sound via a hdmi cable to TV and then sound through an old amp with audio cables. All my music and films are downloaded and so max 320kbps quality. I only use 2 front speakers.

Would I benefit from having a more expensive amp or would this HK be pretty good for me?

I would be very grateful if someone would, in a nutshell, say yes or no.

Thanks a million!!!!


As long as the speakers are half decent you will benefit (ie you will hear the difference). I would not buy it unless I were planning of upgrading to 5speakers later on (maybe even in 6months-1year).
#21
darrenrapley
I am still wondering whether this is the one for me.

I have a Sony HD TV (only 720) and a playstation 3.
At present I run the pictures and sound via a hdmi cable to TV and then sound through an old amp with audio cables. All my music and films are downloaded and so max 320kbps quality. I only use 2 front speakers.

Would I benefit from having a more expensive amp or would this HK be pretty good for me?

I would be very grateful if someone would, in a nutshell, say yes or no.

Thanks a million!!!!


I have a similar setup (PS3 hooked up to a 720p TV) and I have an old Sherwood DTS 5.1 amp. To get the benefit out of it you would need some more speakers. I am assuming you already have 2 hifi speakers (currently being powered by the 2 channel amp) so you would need to buy a centre speaker and 2 rears at least, and preferably a sub.

I managed to get a Kef setup for the front on eBay and then some little Wharfedale cube speakers for the rear (can be bought for about £40 brand new), then used my Tannoy active sub that I had knocking about. Sounds amazing and has transformed gaming and blu ray viewing.

Definitely recommended, but buying the amp alone won't make a huge difference - you need more speakers!
#22


Yeah i looked at that one when i got mine

http://www.richersounds.com/product/av-receivers/denon/avr1910/deno-avr1910-blk

And i really really love it, I have some pretty big speakers and still dont know what to do with all the power this has:whistling:

The reason i posted the Sony was that it was a decent alternative for not much more money, i nearly purchased one myself, Personal circumstance i guess defines what you end up with

(IE what the wife will let you have/spend) ............:thumbsup:
#23
Peggy Bedford
not as hot as a vindaloo so voted cold


Thanks for your wise words! :w00t:

I'll take them into consideration
#25
Andi Keane
Yeah i looked at that one when i got mine

http://www.richersounds.com/product/av-receivers/denon/avr1910/deno-avr1910-blk

And i really really love it, I have some pretty big speakers and still dont know what to do with all the power this has:whistling:

The reason i posted the Sony was that it was a decent alternative for not much more money, i nearly purchased one myself, Personal circumstance i guess defines what you end up with

(IE what the wife will let you have/spend) ............:thumbsup:


I'm saving up for the Denon AVR1910 and gonna get the Q ACOUSTICS 1010i 5.1 speakers for it.:thumbsup:

Back on topic with this deal...seems a real bargain at that price.
#26
Thanks for advice. Have got good speakers already but looks like I need to get a full set.
#27
ERRR what does it do?
#28


Sure thats a great amp but i looked around alot.

Onkyo are great and there is a lot to admire But it just looked cheaper somehow in the flesh, Kinda more plasticy on the front panel (most budget amps are plastic fronted i guess i just found some carried it off better than others)

I generally liked the Sony, Denon and yamaha amp build quality over the cheaper Onkyo models.

The Sony STRDH800 gets mostly great reviews from most reputable review sites forums and magazines

Again buy what you like friend these are just my observations/worthless rambles lol :thumbsup:
#29
Peggy Bedford
not as hot as a vindaloo so voted cold


oh dear.....:w00t:
#30
Are HD Audio and Dolby TrueHD not fairly essential these days?
#31
Nice Deal

Anyone seen a good deal on a standard 2 channel L+R amplifier ?
#32
Lets not carried away with this!

People are suggesting other options costing half as much again!!

The point of this is post is to highlight a decent amp at a decent price. If there are alternatives at a similar price then compare them - but not something significantly more expensive.

It's like posting a Corsa deal and someone pointing out that an Insignia offers more room, features, power etc!

It's far too easy to look at tvs/amps/blu-ray at a certain price - then see one £20 more that is a bit better, but wait, there's another one just £20 more that's even better. Hold on - £30 more than that will get even more features and is bigger/better. Another £20 will get the new range but the entry model - so I'll pay the extra £40 and get a mid level one. But £30 will get top of the range. At this point you are 200% over original budget - and them someone posts a fantastic deal on here that is just another £20 for the best one ever made.

Well according to the OP it is - then the debate over which brand/type/colour starts :?

Have fun deciding!!

And don't forget to buy some HDMI leads from the poundshop - they're as good as the ones they'll try to sell you in the shop:whistling:
#33
Hillsman
Are HD Audio and Dolby TrueHD not fairly essential these days?


If you're watching Blu-rays yes, otherwise no.
#34
Harmon Kardon also owns Madrigal Audio Laboratories - Mark Levinson proper high end.
#35
£30 to £40 more gets you a much better Onkyo 650 or something amp - I have it and its ace...
#36
davek

And don't forget to buy some HDMI leads from the poundshop - they're as good as the ones they'll try to sell you in the shop:whistling:


Unless you tell them to give you them for free... :whistling:
#37
hotukdealz


Anyone seen a good deal on a standard 2 channel L+R amplifier ?


Nice Stereo Amp http://www.richersounds.com/product/amplifiers-receivers/cambridge-audio/azur-540a-v2-graded/camb-540a-v2-blk-grd :thumbsup:
#38
daveo78
Unless you tell them to give you them for free... :whistling:


its not just that, sure signal quality will be fine but the poundshop cables tend to have tacky build quality so may not last in one peice very long.
#39

My other half would say "bloody big black [and grey] ugly box". Women eh?
#40
haritori
its not just that, sure signal quality will be fine but the poundshop cables tend to have tacky build quality so may not last in one peice very long.


Hehe - another one takes the bait :thumbsup:

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