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Harman-Kardon AVR 171

Harman-Kardon AVR 171
alaScore 92

64 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 reviews of Harman-Kardon AVR 171. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews. Opinions about the price and design are generally positive. The size and usability also get good feedback, but there are some negative opinions about the reliability.

usability, size, design, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Harman-Kardon AVR 171 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Harman-Kardon AVR 171 from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on There are some less positive reviews about the usability and size.

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Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Danny Phillips (

Harman/Kardon AVR 171 review


Harman/Kardon steps into the crowded, competitive midrange receiver market with the AVR 171, a product packed with compelling cutting-edge features and an impressive specification.

Impressive scale, dynamics and organisation; chic design; generous features for the asking price

Sacrifices subtlety for out-and-out thrills; clunky remote; old-school onscreen menus; MHL input on rear

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Danny Phillips (

Harman Kardon AVR 171


A sleek 7.2-channel AV receiver with Bluetooth, AirPlay and DLNA

Attractive design ; Powerful sound ; Good range of wireless streaming features

Sound could be more detailed ; Rudimentary onscreen menus ; Remote

An impressive AV receiver with snazzy looks, decent network features and a potent performance, but fans of a subtler, more finessed sound might want to look elsewhere.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: (

Harman-Kardon AVR-171


Subtler rivals might outclass it, but this lovely-looking receiver delivers a powerhouse performance with music and movies

Explosive, entertaining sound ; Excellent streaming features ; Good with music ; Elegant build and finish ; Control app is nice to use

Rivals dig up more detail and are more immersive ; Slight hard edge to sound ; Remote control’s volume buttons are poorly placed

If it’s a big, muscular sound you want, the Harman’s beefy delivery will keep you entertained (even if we’d like a touch more refinement and detail).

Product Specifications


AirPlay: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes


Ethernet: No
iPod Control:Direct Control
USB Interface: No
WiFi Connectivity:WiFi Ready

General Features

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


Dolby / DTS:Dolby True HD / DTS HD