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The Harman/Kardon AVR 2600 is a 7.1-channel A/V receivers introduced at the 2009 CEDIA Expo.

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Pros

great sound quality

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looks good - has a sophisticated, streamlined aesthetic

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graphical user interface - doesn't rely on a text-only configuration panel

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firmware update makes it 3D capable

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7.1 analog inputs

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cleverly designed buttons - thin and out of sight

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enough power output for most home theater setups

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supports 'switching' - can take multiple inputs and pipe them out through a single output

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good analog video upconversion

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Cons

lacks audio return channel despite having HDMI 1.4a

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high price point for what it is

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the button text on the front is hard to read

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the two-tone color scheme isn't for everyone

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The Harman/Kardon AVR 2600 is a 7.1-channel A/V receivers introduced at the 2009 CEDIA Expo. It features everything on the AVR 1600, but adds along a bevy of features, including an audio input for iPod charging, configurable back amps for 7.1 or Zone II output, and the Faroudja “Torino” video scaler/enhancer, which upconverts to/from composite to component or HDMI (720P, 1080i, 1080p). Included also is support for the latest audio/video technologies, such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. Additional features include six digital audio inputs (3 optical, 3 coaxial), a text-based onscreen display designed for convenience, and automatic speaker calibrations.

Features
  • 7.1-Channel A/V Receiver
  • Successor to AVR 1600
  • Audio Input for iPod
  • Video Scaler/Enhancer
  • Dolby/DTS Technologies
  • Six Digital Audio Inputs
  • Text-Based Interface
  • Automatic Speaker Configurations
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