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The Harmon Kardon AVR 500 is an 80-watt per channel 5.1 surround Audio/Video Receiver.

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Pros

Performs equally well in both stereo and cinema modes.

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Remote is above-average in terms of layout--fairly easy to use, features a single button that turns on your whole system.

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Can offer surprising output performance despite its 80-watt-per-channel rating.

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Extensive sound customization options--spear-by-speaker settings.

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On-screen menu interface is well laid out and easy to use making setup a breeze.

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Cons

Lacks preset surround modes usually present in competing receivers--not ideal for those not well versed in modern technology.

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Aesthetically clunky and altogether ugly compared to sleeker alternatives.

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The Harmon Kardon AVR 500 is an 80-watt per channel 5.1 surround Audio/Video Receiver, featuring support for Dolby Pro Logic and Dolby Digital modes, in addition to Harmon-Kardon’s own Logic 7 (multi-channel) and VMax (dual channel). It is also capable of S-video switching and features Crystal DSP circuits with 24-bit/96-kHz audio fidelity.

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