AVR 158 Harman/Kardon's Mini-monster

Wednesday, 23 November 2011 |

Harman/Kardon’s latest trick is the AVR 158 mini-monster – as it has been referred to as. This little unit is ideal for those who like good sound but are conscious about money. It is an affordable and stylish way to bring you home entertainment to a new level.

The AVR 158 A/V receiver has the latest Dolby and DTS audio suites as well as HDMi v. 1.4 with 3-D and Deep-colour included. Importantly, this unit also has Logic 7, allowing you to experience 5.1 channel, 360° soundstage, ideal for movies, television and games.

The “mini-monster” boasts three HDMi inputs, 70 watts of power per channel, ultrawide-bandwidth amplifier and high-current-capability (HCC).

Some of the key specs are:

Powers a 5.1-channel surround-sound system

70 watts of power per channel

High-current-capability (HCC), ultrawide-bandwidth amplifier

HDMI v.1.4 with 3-D and Deep Colour Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding

Logic 7 processing to turn conventional stereo sources into 5.1-channel surround sound

FM/AM radio with 30 station presets stored, plus Radio Data System (RDS)

Surround-sound decoding for all varieties of Dolby and DTS audio formats

BXR enhancer to improve bass performance of MP3 and WMA files

Lip-sync adjustment to delay the audio signal to match the video signal

Screen-saver function to prevent image burn-in on CRT and plasma displays