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Harman-Kardon AVR 171

alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 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 products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the price and design are on the whole positive. The size and usability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

usability, size, design, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Harman-Kardon AVR 171 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Harman-Kardon AVR 171 from The average user rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on People really like the design. The size is also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the usability.

size, design


33% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Harman/Kardon AVR 171S 700 Watt 7.2-Channel Networked Audio/Video Receiver with Apple AirPlay and Bluetooth Connectivity - BlackHarman/Kardon AVR 171S 700 Watt 7.2-Channel Networked Audio/Video Receiver with Apple AirPlay and Bluetooth Connectivity - Black

Dec, 2018

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

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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).

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

Product Specifications


Audio output channels:7.2
Frequency range:20 - 20000
Input impedance:27 / 27000
Input sensitivity:250
Maximum input level:1
Maximum input power:510
Output impedance:75
Power output per channel (20-20KHz@8 Ohm):100
Receiver Type:Stereo / Surround
RMS rated power:700
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):100
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.07


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220-240
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):510


AC (power) in: Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
Digital audio coaxial in:1
Digital audio optical in:2
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI in:6
Remote (IR) input:2
Remote control in:1
USB ports quantity:1


Bluetooth: Yes
Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Optical Drive

Optical drive included: No


Audio (L,R) out:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
HDMI out:2
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Number of HDMI outputs:2

Packaging Content

AM antenna: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC
FM antenna: Yes
Manual: Yes
User guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

12V trigger: Yes
AM antenna ports quantity:1
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
FM antenna ports quantity:1
Speakers connectivity type:Banana
Wireless technologies:Wired & Wireless


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220-240
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):510


AM band range:522 - 1.620 / 522 - 1620
FM band:87.5 - 108
FM band range:87.5 - 108
Internet radio: Yes
Internet radio services supported:iTunes / vTuner
Supported bands:AM, FM
Supported radio bands:AM,FM


Card reader: No
Card reader integrated:N

Technical Details

AirPlay: Yes
Apple docking:Y
Apple docking compatibility:No / Yes
Audio amplifier: Yes
Audio decoders:Dolby Digital 5.1,Dolby Pro Logic II,Dolby TrueHD,DTS-HD Master Audio / Dolby Digital,Dolby Pro Logic,Dolby TrueHD,DTS,DTS-HD Master Audio / Dolby TrueHD,DTS
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio / Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD Master Audio / Dolby TrueHD, DTS / Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD
Cable Length:70.9
Color of product:Black
Deep colour support: Yes
Detachable power cord: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
HDMI version:1.4a
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y
Number of products included:1
Product color:Black
Receiver dimensions (WxDxH):17.3 x 11.8 x 4.76
RF ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Volume Control:Digital


3D compatibility: Yes
Analog signal format system:PAL

Weight & Dimensions