From the US Press release from the 2004 Cedia expose:
Following is an overview of the Harman Kardon audio/video components and System Solutions that will be introduced at CEDIA 2004 at the Indianapolis Convention Center, Booth 343 (September 10 â€“ 12):
AVR Series Receivers: Unmatched Sonic Performance and Flexibility
Harman Kardonâ€™s 7.1-channel AVR 635, AVR 435, AVR 335 and AVR 235 and 6.1-channel AVR 135 audio/video receivers are significantly upgraded from previous models, and offer an expanded complement of the latest Harman Kardon technologies, features and connectivity options to redefine receiver performance and value in their respective categories. The AVR 635, AVR 435 and AVR 335 include Harman Kardonâ€™s groundbreaking EzSet/EQ feature, which provides precise automated room equalization and comprehensive system calibration functions to achieve extraordinary sonic realism.
Representing a major evolution in audio/video receiver functionality, EzSet/EQ automatically measures the frequency-response peaks and dips inherent in every listening room, and applies a compensating full-range equalization curve for all loudspeakers in the system, providing smooth, accurate in-room frequency response. EzSet/EQ also automatically determines if the loudspeakers are connected properly, and sets speaker-output levels and delay times. The AVR 235 includes an EzSetâ„¢ remote with automatic speaker-level calibration, while the AVR 135 is supplied with a full-function remote.
All five AVR Series receivers are ideal for use in HDTV-based home entertainment systems and custom installations, and include wide-bandwidth, HDTV-compatible component video switching as well as switchable digital input polling, a Harman Kardon convenience feature that detects whether the audio signal from a program source (such as a cable set-top box) is digital or analog, and automatically selects the correct input type. All models offer more video and audio inputs than they previously did, and incorporate upgraded 24-bit/192kHz D/A converters and powerful 32-bit DSP processors to deliver superlative fidelity and resolution.
The receivers offer a host of advanced features such as a Quadruple-Crossover Bass-Management System, which allows the selection of one of six different crossover frequencies for each of the four loudspeaker groups in a 7.1-channel system (models AVR 635, AVR 435, AVR 335 and AVR 235) or a Triple-Crossover Bass Management System (AVR 135); Dolby* Pro Logic* IIx, Dolby Headphone and Dolby Virtual Speaker processing (all models except the AVR 135); A/V Sync Delay (all models except the AVR 135); exclusive Logic 7Â® surround-enhancement technology to deliver heightened sonic realism from surround sound and stereo source material; and many additional refinements.
Pricing for Harman Kardonâ€™s AVR Series receivers is as follows: AVR 635, $1,299; AVR 435, $999; AVR 335, $799; AVR 235, $549; AVR 135, $449. All models will be available in fall 2004.