Harman/Kardon AVR 140 AV-receiver

Harman/Kardon AVR 140 has modest showings of output power. Almost three-fold difference in comparison with the competitors can scare many. An how wrong you are! First, real 40W in channel is not a few (enough for any speaker system with the sensitivity of more than 89 dB/m). Second, power value is given at the work of six power amps at the same time.

While designing amplifiers, Harmon/Kardon gives the preference to high-current broadband circuit technique and thinks, that it is more important to achieve low distortions and noises than power record. The company has followed this ideology for many years yet. The design also differs by the consistency. If something changes, this is the algorithms of signal processing. Decoding system of multichannel signal, Logic 7z, has appeared in all receivers recently (by the way, Pro Logic IIx and DTS NEO:6 are good alternatives).

Harman/Kardon AVR 140 easily passed the tests through both digital and direct multichannel connection of the source. In both cases the receiver showed the same character of sound, which was of the very high quality that, in turn, indicates carefully elaborated digital and analog paths.

Accuracy and clarity of timbres throughout the musical range impressed - starting from the lowest frequencies and ending with air discants. Deep sound stage in stereo mode was remembered too (it is extended forward to the listener for just a little bit). At the playing of multichannel programs sound picture is realistic and devoid of introduced "hardware" aggression - only those sound were unpleasant, which shock the ear in real life (breaking glass, gunshots, metal rasp).

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