Harman/Kardon AVR 2550 AV-receiver

Fleet glance and you guess the manufacturer correctly - before you notice the logo. Everything is classical: black body with sharp edges, the strip of golden buttons, double indication of modes. Harman/Kardon AVR 2550 receiver has an advanced control system, allowing to "tie" a certain digital input to any analog one and also to set "own" audio mode for different inputs. Due to this, the initial setting is a long-term procedure (you should install parameters of the speaker systems for each input), but in the result the receiver will be ready for work with any signal. You can do it from the frontal panel as well as by the remote control, which is programmable and able to control components of major brands, and at the same time you can command the transport functions of DVD player (Play, Stop and so on) without disabling the remote control from control of amplifier. The disadvantages of the receiver are impossibility to increase its capacity (taking low capacity of standard amplifiers into account) and incompatibility with signals from SACD and DVD Audio (no 5.1 input) and also DTS-ES and Dolby Digital EX. Due to these reasons, Harman/Kardon AVR 2550 can't be recommended to lovers of 6.1 sound. It is felt that the developers tried to make a universal device, but we recommend it firstly to lovers of stereo, not multi-channel sound. At the work with two full-ranged speaker systems the receiver will do justice to itself. And for successful work in home theatre it is rationally to complement them with three (or even four) sensitive back speaker systems. If you manage to solve a difficult task of coordination of such system, Harman/Kardon AVR 2550 will reward you with high-quality sound.

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