I was doing some reasearch on Harman Kardon AVR 347, and cant really find any reviews on it. Just wondering if anybody has any new info on how this unit actually performs. Here are the stats for receiver:
With exceptional surround sound reproduction, XD Ready, and dual HDMIs, the Harman Kardon AVR-347 7 x 55W 7.1-Channel Home Theater Receiver will take your home theater experience to new heights. In the convenience of your own home, you can finally watch your favorite movies come alive with the AVR-347. It offers you the same surround sound entertainment value you would come to expect from a night out at the movies.
The AVR-347 features High-Current Amplification, Mutli-room Capability, iPod Connectivity, Component Video Switching, and Dolby Pro Logic decoding technology. In addition, Harmon Kardon includes its exclusive Logic 7 processing and Cirrus Logic 49400 Series DSP technology to create a wider, more enveloping surround-sound environment with enhanced sound transitions for pans and fly-overs. If you want a unified, stylish, and easy-to-set-up A/V home theater receiver, look no further, you won't find a better solution than the Harman Kardon AVR-347.
7.1-Channel and Digital Audio Decoding
The AVR-347 uses specific Dolby Digital and DTS codecs to reproduce an enveloping 7.1-Channel surround sound experience. The unit encodes Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Virtual Speaker, Dolby Headphone, DTS, DTS 96/24, DTS Neo:6, DTS ES, Logic 7, and Cirrus Logic 49400 series DSP processing.
Logic 7 Processing
Originally developed for high-end processors, Logic 7 processing is packaged with the AVR-347. Proprietary digital algorithms are used to create a more cohesive and enveloping sound field from the tens of thousands of currently available analog matrix soundtracks. Logic 7 is capable of reproducing either five or seven channels of exquisite sound from your two-channel source.
High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
The AVR-347 has an integrated digital HDMI processor capable of carrying digital audio and video information through a single cable. This technology enables the AVR-347 to reproduce the highest quality picture and clearest sound available.
Surround Mode Selection
The AVR-347 offers a wide choice of analog surround modes available for use with sources such as your CD player, VCR, and TV cable broadcasts.
With the push of a button and in a moment's time, your AVR-347 becomes fully calibrated to balance-out your home theater speaker system. Bottom line, the adjustment most critical to multi-channel movie soundtrack reproduction has been made virtually foolproof.
If Harmon Kardon releases a software upgrade for the AVR-347 operating system at some time in the future, the upgrade will be possible through the RS-232 serial port.
The Bridge is a docking station (option) that enables connectivity from your iPod to the AVR-347's DMP connector input. Your iPod effectively becomes another Harmon Kardon component flowing through the AVR-347, and your iPod can be operated via the receiver's remote control.
High Current Capability
HCC is an overall design approach encompassing everything from transformer design and storage capacitor size to discrete output circuitry and minimal use of negative feedback. This enables the AVR-347 to combine tighter bass, superb transient response and enhanced presence at any volume level.
Most of the AVR-347's audio processing is handled automatically, with little intervention on your part. However, the AVR-347 is so advanced, it is capable of being customized to suite your particular system and your surround-sound tastes.
Built-In AM/FM/XM Tuner
Enjoy your favorite radio broadcasts with surround sound processing, with the built-in AM/FM wide-band tuner. Also, XM Satellite Radio reception is possible with an optional XM antenna module and subscription to XM service.
Easy Set-Up Feature
Harmon Kardon takes the guesswork out of the installation process with an easy-to-use connectivity color-coding system.