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Harman/Kardon AVR 2600

Harman/Kardon AVR 2600
alaScore 83

74 reviews

Oct, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 reviews of Harman/Kardon AVR 2600. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Harman/Kardon AVR 2600 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Harman/Kardon AVR 2600

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 user reviews of Harman/Kardon AVR 2600 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Harman Kardon AVR 2600 65W 7.1 channel Home Theater Receiver (Black) (Old Version)Harman Kardon AVR 2600 65W 7.1 channel Home Theater Receiver (Black) (Old Version)

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Matthew Moskovciak Steve Guttenberg (cnet.com)

Harman/Kardon AVR 2600 review: Harman/Kardon AVR 2600

 

Harman/Kardon AVR 2600

Four HDMI inputs; solid graphical user interface; analog video upconversion; 3D-compatible (with firmware update); 7.1 analog inputs.

Lackluster audio performance; auto-setup was inaccurate in our test environment; missing advanced HDMI features like audio return channel and standby pass-through; no out-of-the-box iPod connectivity.

The Harman Kardon AVR 2600 is a handsome 7.1 audiovisual receiver with a great GUI, but it's hard to recommend with its high price and comparatively lackluster performance.

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : About.com (about.com)

Harman Kardon AVR2600 7.1 Channel Home Theater Receiver - Product Review

 

The audio from audio-only CDs, DVD-Audio Discs, SACDs, and Blu-ray disc soundtracks, was clean and distinct, making the AVR2600 more than suitable for both extensive music listening and home theater use.

Feb, 2013

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Broken from the start.

 

The front right speaker channel sounds like it's trying to push all five channels sound through it. It crackles and kills audio quality. I've tried every change in settings to no avail. troubleshooting, I found that it was my HDMI two and three ports...

The best looking receiver with good sound quality when it works. A big step up from my five year old JVC with no HDMI ports.

Beeping noises from speakers and two HDMI ports broken.

Dec, 2012

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Worth Every Penny !!!!

 

Before you get sucked in, like people who buy GM products, and buy a pioneer or yamaha or sony go to Harmon Kardon and discover the difference between high current and high watts. Its what audiophiles know that the average consumer does not. And Dolby...

High Current ultrawide-bandwidth amplifier sections, which generate 65 watts for each of the receiver's seven channels. 7.1 with Dolby Volume, Dolby Laboratories' latest sound-processing technology which I think is exclusive to Harmon Kardon.

I have not found any yet but even though I am only using 2 HDMI, SAT PVR and PS3 I would have liked to future proof with 5 or 6 imputs.

Jan, 2012

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Firmware Upgrade made my receiver an expensive paperweight.

 

I bought this receiver on 2/25/2012 so naturally the warranty has expired. By eight months. Harman Kardon was nice enough to offer assistance in the form of locating a local service center so it could be repaired at my expense. I own a sony 7.1 now.

Well, It's Harman Kardon so it HAS to be good, right

Applied the firmware update that stalled at 29% for over three hours. Now the receiver is a very expensive radio since that is all that works now

Nov, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Died after 1.5 Years

 

It's outside of NewEgg's RMA/Returns period (obviously), so I'll have to put my faith in the warranty claim I just sent in to HK. Spending this much on a good piece of equipment, I expected more. Guess this was my first and last piece of HK equipment.

While it worked, this receiver handled my 5.1 audio from my PC pretty well

It started with a very loud *POP* the other day, and has refused to output any sound since ; Spending this much on a good piece of equipment, it should not die after a year and a half of light usage

Jul, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Awesome

 

Easy to setup. Sounds great! Ability to mix and match audio and video sources(HDMI/Optical etc) On screen interface

Remote does not have a code for my Samsung HDTV. Sometimes there is a delay switching between inputs(Blu-ray/Sat/Cable)

Feb, 2012

Consumer review (newegg.com)

H/K for the win!

 

The wattage seems low but it actually better than the other companies. H/K rates their stuff differently, and even with the lower wattage it will out perform units with twice the rating. I only purchased this because a friend of mine said it was an...

This thing looks so much better than the competition. No dumb stickers that needed to be removed and the buttons on the unit are designed not to be noticed. It uses white lighting which looks so much classier than green, blue or red I've seen on other...

The price is a bit high (even on sale). Doesn't have any network features like Pandora or Network music, that you might get from another vendor ; The remote and IR stink. You really need to point the remote directly at the device. Get a Logitech...

Feb, 2012

Consumer review (costco.com)

Not happy

 

I am not happy with this system at all. I guess when I ordered this system, I had really high hopes. Least I knew, I was in for a huge surprise once plugged in.

Sep, 2011

Consumer review (rakuten.com)

Jim B.

 

Great upgrade for my sound system at a very nice price. I feel as if I have jumped into the 21st century! It's been a pleasure dealing with a first class company. I will be back!

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Product Specifications

The Harman Kardon AVR 2600 combines ease of use with sophisticated features for the best in digital sound. With advanced surround-sound technologies (including Dolby, DTS and Logic 7 processing) and Faroudja DCDi Cinema video processing with upscaling up to 1080p, the AVR 2600 ensures an optimal user experience. Plus, with EzSet/EQ equalization, the system is just as easy to set up as it is to listen to.

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Pro Logic II / Dolby Digital / DTS decoder
Functions (KA):AV receiver
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV components
Surround System Class:7.1 channel
Type:AV receiver

Connectors

Coaxial Digital Input: Yes
Coaxial Digital Output: Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes
Optical Digital Output: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:15in
Height:6.5in
Weight:31.5lbs
Width:17.3in

Header

Manufacturer:Harman International Industries
Model:2600
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Harman/kardon AVR

Radio

Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control