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Harman-Kardon AVR 161

Harman-Kardon AVR 161
alaScore 87

54 reviews

Dec, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 reviews of Harman-Kardon AVR 161. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and design. The size and usability also get good feedback.

usability, size, design, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Harman-Kardon AVR 161 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Stephen Dawson (

Harman Kardon AVR 161


The Harman Kardon AVR 161 is a good entry-level receiver with built-in Bluetooth and vTuner, but its network support is let down by poor navigation and weak apps.

Good sound quality ; Bluetooth built in ; Good value for money

No support for low-impedance loudspeakers ; Weak navigation on network media

Still, the price of this unit should be borne in mind. For regular home-theatre functionality, and for internet radio and regular AM/FM radio, fine. Likewise, for plugging in a USB stick with some music. What a pity it doesn't have skip keys on the...

Dec, 2013

Product Specifications


AirPlay: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes


Ethernet: Yes
iPod Control:Direct Control
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:WiFi Ready

General Features

3D: Yes
4K Passthrough / Upscaling: No
4K Upscaling: No
Loudspeakers: No


Dolby / DTS:Dolby True HD / DTS HD