AV-receiver Harman/Kardon AVR 460
The receiver is made by eight-scheme (7.1), while there is a multiple-output 7.1 (for pumping muscles by connecting external amplifiers) and input (in case of multi-channel SACD playback, or the emergence of new recording formats). Since the receiver belongs, as we have said, to the middle class, the output power is relatively small (2x75 W or 7x60 W into 8 ohms). Modestly? But honestly, after all, to be honest, some of the competitors in the pursuit of watts of power at load point only one channel. So Harman/Kardon does not deceive consumers - strength in the machine is enough for scoring rooms of 15-20 m2. This is not enough? No problem, buy an additional "Assistant" (stereo or multichannel), and connected to the output of the preamp.
Decodes the audio stream embedded DSP-processor Cirrus Logic CS 49700. read almost all currently existing audio formats, including HD-Audio, and proprietary Logic 7 modes allow skillfully lay stereo schemes 5.1 and 7.1. For conversion to analog TsAP used to the characteristics of 24-bit/192 kHz.
Naturally, the receiver AVR 460 is equipped with proprietary features such as auto-calibration system EzSet/EQ and control bus A-Bus. Not for nothing, and remains the owner of iPod/iPhone - jack is provided for connecting the docking station. I would also like to acknowledge the HDMI-switch with four inputs and one output video scaler up to 1080p, the function LipSync (lip-sync), an excellent graphical user interface. Another great feature - the presence of the new technology Dolby Volume, which allows to align the volume levels during playback speeds, interrupted by advertising, as well as the cleaning dynamic bursts that can wake the sleeping child behind the wall. It's a whole new level of what used to be called "night mode". Works really well, will be useful to many users. If you do not want to organize a system of 7.1, Surround Back amplifiers can be switched on the scoring of the second zone.
Under the lid on the front panel, except for all kinds of audio video inputs, there is a port USB. Alas, he has no relation to the portable player, and only serves to update the firmware.
Once again I want to compliment the staff remotes. The main system is, it can be programmed using a code base or train. Besides him, the receiver comes with a small remote control is designed to work from the second zone.
Results listening inspire. Very dynamic sound wants to be called explosive. This perfectly matches the character features of the sound track of the modern blockbuster. However, it should be noted and meticulous detail (countless microeffects HD-soundtrack do not merge into a common pot humming, and provide a clear and realistic picture of what is happening). We can only reproach the relatively low power of the receiver - all of the above is true for the average volume level, but if I want to bring down an avalanche of sound itself, it is necessary to add at least "stereoamplifier" for the front channels. Those who do not seek to bring the neighbors to a heart attack, will be ample opportunity receiver, since he supports all the connectivity options, so it is easy to become the heart of any home theater system.