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The Harmon Kardon CP 40 is a 5.1 DVD home theater system in-a-box offered by Harmon Kardon.

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well matched components

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well known manufacturer

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high quality build

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deep discounts - found well below the quoted MSRP

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full 10" sub

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includes a DVD player and more importantly a receiver - versatile compared to all in one units

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includes remote control

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sound great

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cannot play the latest high definition optical media (Blu-ray)

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setup can be overbearing for the non techie / audiophile

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no HDMI output from the DVD player

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expensive for the majority of consumers

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The Harmon Kardon CP 40 is a 5.1 DVD home theater system in-a-box offered by Harmon Kardon. The system includes the AVR 144 A/V receiver, DVD 27 DVD player and HKTS 15 5.1 surround speaker system. The HKTS 15 includes an 80-watt center channel, four 80-watt satellite speakers and a 100 watt 10" subwoofer. The AVR 144 receiver delivers 30 watts of power to the 5 channels and has built in Dolby Digital, DTS and Pro Logic surround sound decoders. There are several inputs and outputs, including component, S-video and composite video inputs as well as coaxial, optical and RCA audio inputs. There are several DSP built-in presets such as Hall, Musc and Movie, and surround sound effects such as Dolby Headphone and Dolby Virtual Speaker. The receiver also includes a remote control. The DVD 27 DVD player can play virtually any disc type including writable WMA, MP3 and JPEG discs.

AVR 144 Specifications:
  • Audio:
    • Stereo Mode Continuous Average Power (FTC) per Channel: 40 Watts per channel, 20Hz – 20kHz, @
    • Five-Channel Surround Modes, Power per Individual Channel, All Channels Operating at Full Power:      
      • Front L & R Channels: 30 Watts per channel @
      • Center Channel: 30 Watts @
      • Surround Channels: 30 Watts per channel @
    • Input Sensitivity/Impedance, Linear (High-Level): 200mV/47k ohms
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (IHF-A): 100dB
    • Surround System Adjacent Channel Separation:      
      • Dolby Pro Logic I and II: 40dB
      • Dolby Digital: 55dB
      • DTS: 55dB
    • Frequency Response at 1W (+0dB, –3dB): 10Hz – 130kHz
    • High Instantaneous Current Capability (HCC): ±25 Amps
    • Transient Intermodulation Distortion (TIM): Unmeasurable
    • Slew Rate: 40V/µsec
  • FM Tuner:
    • Frequency Range: 87.5 – 108.0MHz
    • Usable Sensitivity: IHF 1.3µV/13.2dBf
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: Mono/Stereo 70/68dB
    • Distortion: Mono/Stereo 0.2/0.3%
    • Stereo Separation: 40dB @ 1kHz
    • Selectivity: ±400kHz, 70dB
    • Image Rejection: 80dB
    • IF Rejection: 90dB
  • AM Tuner:
    • Frequency Range: 520 – 1720kHz
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 45dB
    • Usable Sensitivity: Loop 500µV
    • Distortion: 1kHz, 50% Mod 0.8%
    • Selectivity: ±10kHz, 30dB
  • Video:
    • Television Format: NTSC
    • Input Level/Impedance: 1Vp-p/75 ohms
    • Output Level/Impedance: 1Vp-p/75 ohms
    • Video Frequency Response:      
    • Composite and S-Video: 10Hz – 8MHz (–3dB)
    • Component Video: 10Hz – 100MHz (–3dB)
  • General:
    • Power Requirement: AC 120V/60Hz
    • Power Consumption: 65W idle, 540W maximum (5 channels driven)
    • Unit Dimensions:      
    • Width: 17-5/16" (440mm)
    • Height: 6-1/2" (165mm)
    • Depth: 15" (382mm)
    • Carton Dimensions (W x H x D): 21-7/8" x 10-1/2" x 18-5/16" (555mm x 266mm x 465mm)
    • Unit Weight: 21.12 lb (9.6kg)
    • Shipping Weight (System, Accessories, Packing): 26 lb (11.8kg)
DVD 27 Specifications
  • Applicable Discs: Disc Formats: 5-inch (12cm) or 3-inch (8cm) DVD-Movie, Standard conforming DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, VCD, CD, CD-R, CD-RW or MP3 discs
  • Region Code: DVD-Movie discs with Region Code 2 or 0 only
  • DVD-Layers: Single side/single layer, single side/dual layer, dual side/dual layer
  • Audio Formats: Linear PCM, MPEG, Windows Media® 8, Dolby® Digital or DTS audio discs
  • Still-Image Format: JPEG
  • Video Signal System: PAL/NTSC
  • Composite Video Output: 1V p-p/75 ohms, sync negative polarity
  • S-Video Output: Y/Luminance: 1V p-p/75 ohms, sync negative polarity
  • C/Chrominance: 0.286V p-p
  • Component Video Output: 
    • Y: 1V p-p/75 ohms, sync negative polarity
    • Pr: 0.7V p-p/75 ohms
    • Pb: 0.7V p-p/75 ohms
  • Analog Audio Output: 2Vrms (1kHz, 0dB)
  • Frequency Response: DVD (Linear PCM): 2Hz – 22kHz +0/–0.5dB (48kHz sampling)
  • DVD (Linear PCM): 2Hz – 44kHz +0/–0.5dB (96kHz sampling)
  • CD: 2Hz – 20kHz +0/–0.5dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 110dB (A-weighted)
  • Dynamic Range: DVD: 100dB (18-bit)/105dB (20-bit)
  • CD/DVD: 96dB (16-bit)
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: DVD/CD: 0.0025% at 1kHz
  • Wow and Flutter: Below Measurable Limits
  • Power Requirement: 110 – 240VAC/50 – 60Hz
  • Power Consumption: 1 Watt (On/Standby)/11 Watts (Max)
  • Dimensions:(H x W x D): 41mm x 440mm x 276mm (2" x 17-3/10" x 11-1/4")
  • Weight: 6.0 lb (2.7kg)
  • Carton Dimensions (H x W x D): (127mm x 365mm x 508mm) (5" x 14-3/8" x 20" )
  • Shipping Weight (System, Accessories, Packing): 4.0kg (8.8 lb)
HKTS 15 Specification
  • System:
    • Frequency Response (–6dB): 35Hz – 20kHz
    • Carton Dimensions (H x W x D): 28" x 18-1/2" x 18-1/2" (710mm x 470mm x 470mm)
    • Shipping Weight (System, Accessories, Packing): 55.2 lb (25.1kg)
  • Satellite:
    • Recommended Power Amplifier Range: 10 – 80 Watts
    • Impedance: 8 Ohms nominal
    • Sensitivity: 86dB @ 1 Watt/1 meter
    • Tweeter: One 1/2" dome, video-shielded
    • Midrange Driver: One 3" driver, video-shielded
    • Dimensions(H x W x D): 6-9/16" x 3-15/16" x 3-5/8" (167mm x 100mm x 92mm)
    • Weight: 1.65 lb/0.74kg
  • Center Channel:
    • Recommended Amplifier Power Range: 10 – 80 Watts
    • Impedance: 8 Ohms nominal
    • Sensitivity: 86dB @ 1 Watt/1 meter
    • Tweeter: One 3/4" dome, video-shielded
    • Midrange Driver: Dual 3" drivers, video-shielded
    • Dimensions(H x W x D): 4" x 9-1/2" x 3-5/8" (102mm x 241mm x 92mm)
    • Weight: 2.69 lb/1.21kg
  • Subwoofer:
    • Amplifier Power (RMS): 100 Watts
    • Bass Driver: 10" Woofer, bass-reflex enclosure
    • Dimensions(H x W x D): 18-7/8" x 13-3/8" x 13-3/8" (479mm x 340mm x 340mm)
    • Weight: 35.11 lb/15.8kg
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