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Harman Kardon AVR 255

Harman Kardon AVR 255
alaScore 83

133 reviews

Aug, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 133 reviews of Harman Kardon AVR 255. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, 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 255 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Harman Kardon AVR 255 from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on

60% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Harman-Kardon AVR-255 review


We're left feeling rather frustrated by the AVR-255. After wowing us with its looks and features, it falls short where it matters the most: sound qual

Looks sensational ; good selection of sockets and features ; good at upscaling

Dynamically restrained ; lacks drive and sounds too ‘safe’ ; unintuitive remote

The AVR-255 will look great on your rack but it won’t sound as good as the alternatives

Nov, 2008

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Good but not Great


I use this in my second HT set-up, originally bought for my first, but swapped it for the Denon AVR 3809 I have been using for several years as the HK 255 was not as full sounding or punchy. Firstly it could use another HDMI input and a second HDMI...

Easy to set up, good sound quality , good value for money

Could use an extra HDMI input and output

Jul, 2011

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Best value in my search for a low end Dolby True HD & DTS HD MA 7.1 capable AV receiver compared to available Yamaha, Sony & Onkyo locally.

Superb decoding of vocals encoded in BluRay True HD & DTD HD MA audio from my PS3 via HDMI into B&W V201 bookshelf front L&R speakers & Infinity Beta centre, surrounds & Sub. Warm sound overall & low THD. Plenty of overhead if you want to crank up the...

None really at this pricepoint but could have done with 1 more HDMI port (up from 3), USB input & wireless PC network link, perhaps even a phono input.

Jul, 2009

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