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The Harman/Kardon AVR 154 is a 5.1-Channel A/V Receiver with HDMI V1.3a switching.

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Pros

acoustic and electronic based music are both rendered in high detail and brightness

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dynamic power output is enough to run high-resistance speakers and fill a room

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clearly represents the full audio spectrum with low distortion

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Cons

does not convert video up to 1080p as seen in the Harman/Kardon AVR 254

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the manual takes a lot of re-reading to get all of the functions straight

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power per channel is lower than many mid-range systems and almost all higher end systems

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video inputs must be consistent with the output, no conversion between formats

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The Harman/Kardon AVR 154 is a 5.1-Channel A/V Receiver with HDMI V1.3a switching. It has a Stereo mode power of 40W per channel, and Multichannel power of 30W x 5 Channels. It features Dolby Digital, Pro Logic II, and Dolby Virtual Speakers. It has both an AM and FM Tuner and also Ipod connectivity for audio through a mini jack input. 

Feature 

  • Stereo Power: 40W x 2
  • Multichannel Power: 30 x 5
  • Power Consumption: 65W idle, 540W maximum (5 channels driven)

  • Signal to Noise Ratio (IHF-A): 100dB 
  • Television Format: NTSC
  • Video Frequency Response:
    • Composite and S-video: 10Hz – 8MHz (–3dB)
    • Component Video: 10Hz – 100MHz (–3dB)
  • HDMI:
    • Type: V1.3a switching
    • Inputs: 3
    • Outputs: 1
  • A/V Inputs: 4
  • S-Video Inputs: 4
  • Analog Audio Inputs: 6
  • Digital Audio Inputs:
    • Coax: 3
    • Optical: 3
  • Digital Audio Output:
    • Coax: 1
  • DTS 5.1: Yes
  • DTS 96/24: Yes
  • DTS Neo:6: Up to 5 channels
  • Logic 7® (up to 96kHz): Yes
  • Unit Dimensions:
    • Height: 6-1/2" (165mm)
    • Width: 17-5/16" (440mm)
    • Depth: 15" (382mm)
  • Unit Weight: 20.5 lb (9.3kg)

  • Price: $399
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