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Harman/kardon AVR 135

Harman/kardon AVR 135
alaScore 76

74 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 reviews of Harman/kardon AVR 135. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Harman/kardon AVR 135 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 74 reviews)

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Harman/kardon AVR 135 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on

96% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Harman Kardon AVR 135 6.1 Channel Surround Sound Audio/Video ReceiverHarman Kardon AVR 135 6.1 Channel Surround Sound Audio/Video Receiver (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: kinghifi (

Awesome system, great value and great technology


I bought this to replace a POOR denon s301 system (see my review). I wanted a system that creates virtual surround sound as I did not want so many speakers set up in my little home. The HK VMAX technology is great. It creates a very good virtual...

Great sound, VMAX, On Screen Set up

The system is huge

Sep, 2006

Consumer review by: vcwcpa (

So Far so Good


This is my first receiver, beleive it or not. So far I am happy. I love that I was able to program the remote to turn my tv, dvd and receiver on and off at the same time. I have not explored all of the features yet, but even a novice like me can get...

Can use Macro's on the remote

Remote does not light up

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: theflowdude (

Very Impressive


I was upgrading from a Dolby Pro logic Receiver to Dolby Digital and DTS. I decided on the HK 135. Other models seem to have close to the same amount of features, however, this receiver had a much cleaner sound. I installed & tested it and wow what a...

Great Sound, Excellent Options, smooth response

Remote may not work with older DVD players

Jun, 2006

Consumer review by: BKloppenborg (

Great Reciver!


Great reciver i have used Pionner, Onkyo, denon and Sony recivers this smokes all of them! I like Pionner because EZ setup and sound is decent, Onkyo is my third favorite and denon second. But this reciver is SO good as far as sound compared to the...

Great sound, and power

Expensive, really hard to use/Learn all the features

Feb, 2006

Consumer review by: watrmeln (

Beautiful, stylish A/V receiver


I purchased the AVR 135 along with the HKTS 8 speakers. This receiver is an absolute gem - it looks great, plus delivers great performance. My only criticism is that programming the universal remote requires a significant amount of time, but the...

Stylish; simple but elegant

Programming the remote requires graduate level courses (j/k)

Sep, 2005

Consumer review by: martinhuard (

Great sound + Stylish look!


This device offers high-end sound quality. The on screen display let you configure your system depending on what kind of speaker you plug into. The provided remote can be programmed to control any IR device! great for complex a/v systems!

Digitals inputs offers an outstanding sound quality with great speakers (Analog's great too). Tons of options thru on screen display

Only two components video inputs. Could have been smaller

Jun, 2005

Consumer review by: Sanan (



What a great service! Great product. Awesome price! - Lowest price is here on newegg! Ordered on a Sunday and received it on Wednesday morning - Free shipping - what else could I ask for. Keep it up NewEgg!

Dec, 2004

Consumer review by: Jon (

Harman Kardon AVR 135 A/V Receivers


I bought this Receiver a few years ago, and my disgust with it is fueling me to write this review. HK had a good name and this is what sucked me into this purchase, and a friend bought one also. It worked fine for a years or so and then would not...

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Chad McElravy (

Harman Kardon AVR 135 A/V Receivers


I have used this for more than 4 years now. The only reason I would have for getting a new receiver of any kind would be the need for HDMI inputs. The audio is impeccable. The output power has never been an issue because you don't really need any more...

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: Boazhorribilis a Casual Listener (

Harman Kardon AVR 135 A/V Receivers


Had this unit for about two years but only use it VERY sporadically. The sound is good when I can turn it ON-therefore the 3 star rating- but that is the PROBLEM! Very often the damn thing just would not turn ON manually or by remote. It is very...

Jun, 2009

Product Specifications

Don't let the AVR 135's price fool you! The most affordable A/V receiver has on-screen menus, 50MHz bandwidth component video switching and, of course, world-renowned high-current, ultra wide-bandwidth amplifier design. If you are looking for a way to upgrade your analog system to the latest in digital home theater, or are putting together your first system, the AVR 135 delivers theater-quality sound at a budget-sensitive price.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby 3 Stereo / Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Surround EX / Dolby Pro Logic II / DTS decoder / DTS Neo:6 / DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 / DTS-ES Matrix 6.1
Functions (KA):AV receiver
Subcategory (KA):AV components
Surround Sound Effects:VMAx virtual surround sound
Surround System Class:6.1 channel
Type:AV receiver


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

Dimensions & Weight



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


Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control