Harman Kardon AVR 347 A/V Receiver

Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Digital, DTS - NTSC - FM, AM, XM - MPN: AVR347
Product Details
Description
The AVR 347 not only includes a host of powerful features such as DCDi by Faroudja video processing, Simplay HD-verified HDMI 1.1 connectivity with full audio processing and EzSet/EQ technology it uses a colorful user interface to make system setup and operation easier than ever. Add full multiroom capability with A-BUS connectivity and you have pure Harman Kardon® sound everywhere in the house.
Quick Glance
Sound Supported Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Digital, DTS
Supported Audio Channels 7.1
THD at Rated RMS Power (Unbridged) 0.1%
Total Power 385 W
Green Compliance Yes
Interface Connection 3 x Antenna In - Rear, 4 x RCA Composite Video In - Rear, 4 x mini-DIN S-Video In - Rear, 3 x RCA Component Video In - Rear, 1 x Component Video Out - Rear, 2 x HDMI Digital Audio/Video In - Rear, 1 x HDMI Digital Audio/Video Out - Rear, 1 x RS-232 Serial - Rear, 1 x A-Bus - Rear, 6 x RCA Stereo Audio Line In - Rear, 3 x RCA Stereo Audio Line Out - Rear, 1 x RCA 7.1 Channel In - Rear, 3 x RCA Coaxial Digital Audio In - Rear, 1 x RCA Coaxial Digital Audio Out - Rear, 3 x Toslink Digital/Optical Audio Line In - Rear, 1 x Toslink Digital/Optical Audio Line Out - Rear, 1 x DMP - Rear, 1 x AC In - Rear, 1 x Remote In - Rear, 1 x Remote Out - Rear, 7 x RCA Pre-amplifier Line Out - Rear, 1 x RCA Subwoofer Out - Rear, 7 x Banana Receptacle Speaker Terminal - Rear, 1 x AC Out - Rear, 1 x Headphone - Front, 1 x Toslink Digital/Optical Audio Line In - Front, 1 x RCA Coaxial Digital Audio In - Front, 1 x mini-DIN S-Video In - Front, 1 x RCA Composite Video In - Front, 1 x RCA Stereo Audio Line In, 2 x RCA Composite Video Out - Rear, 2
Audio Video Connectors HDMI Yes, Component Video Yes, S-Video Yes, Composite Video Yes, Digital Coaxial x 4, Digital Optical x 4
Expert Reviews
Harman Kardon AVR-347 Receiver First Look
4 Star Review  audioholics.com - May 22, 2008

Harman/Kardon AVR-347 is one of the lower-priced 1080p HDMI receivers available on the market today for those looking to get updated to the newest technologies. The receiver delivers plenty of power along with 1080p compatibility and upconversion over HDMI. The Harman/Kardon AVR-347 appears to be a no-compromise head unit capable of driving a fully-equipped home theater. With a host of features and a unique visual appeal, this receiver will also fit right in among the most elegant of home decors. But don’t let its good looks deceive you, because this receiver is more than capable of driving most speaker systems made to extremely high levels. The AVR-347 has more about it than a pretty face.

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Harman Kardon AVR 347
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Nov 21, 2008

TestSeek.com has collected 4 expert reviews for Harman Kardon AVR 347 and the average expert rating is 80 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use TestSeek.com to find all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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Harmon/Kardon AVR 347
2 Star Review  productwiki.com - Feb 24, 2011

The Harman/Kardon AVR 347 is a 7.1-Channel A/V Receiver with HDMI switching and Audio and video processing. It has a Stereo mode power of 70W per channel, and Multichannel power of 55W x 7 Channels. It features Dolby Digital Plus, Pro Logic IIx, and Dolby Virtual Speakers. It also features EzSet Capabilities, a XM Ready Tuner, AM and FM Tuner and also Ipod connectivity for audio and video playback. Features Stereo Power: 70W x 2 Multichannel Power: 55W x 7 Power Consumption: 65W idle, 540W maximum (7 channels driven) Signal to Noise Ratio (IHF-A): 100dB Television Format: NTSC Video Frequency Response: Composite and S-video: 10Hz – 8MHz (–3dB) Component Video: 10Hz – 100MHz (–3dB) HDMI: Type: Switching and Audio and video processing Inputs: 2 Outputs: 1 A/V Inputs: 5 S-Video Inputs: 5 Analog Audio Inputs: 4 Digital Audio Inputs: Coax: 4 Optical: 4 Digital Audio Output: Coax: 1 Optical: 1 Unit Dimensions: Height: 6-1/2" (165mm) Width: 17-5/16" (440mm) ... PROS: (1) Remote learning feature greatly reduces setup time - automatically scans the surrounding area for compatible devices (2) Very aesthetically pleasing - transparent front and blue LED lighting add modern chic ... CONS: (1) Set up is relatively complex - users without audio routing experience may need to need to seek professional assistance (2) HD upscaling cannot be turned off - may stretch native 4:3 content and cause video distortion (3) Surround sound modes cant be applied to all output types - can be somewhat limiting depending on content type (4) Loud popping sound is produced when DVDs/Blu-ray discs are paused - ceases optical cable signal and is generally illogical

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User Reviews
Very Good Receiver
4 Star Review   By member cenglerp - Jun 24, 2008   

Strengths: Great sound quality; HDMI sound

Weakness: Center speaker randomly loses sound

The sound on this receiver excellent; don't be fooled by the apparently modest power rating, Harman Kardon specifies the true power and I can confirm that this is more than enough. The receiver is very easy to setup and has all the connections that you need. The main advantage is the fact that you can listen to uncompressed digital surround sound. I have connected to my PS3 and watching Blu-Ray movies is really a wonderful experience. I am not rating this receiver 5-stars because of a random problem that has happened once a week in average: the sound from the center speaker suddenly disappears for no reason; switching channels solve this problem, but it is quite annoying when it happens (not annoying enough to make go back to my old receiver, though...). Overall, I am very satisfied with this purchase; I hope that Harman Kardon will solve the above problem by a firmware upgrade sometime soon.

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Good receiver at a decent price
3 Star Review   By member silviu_rat - May 19, 2008   

Strengths: Powerful receiver, sleek design, lots of connectors. On-screen graphics are easy to read. 7.1 receiver.

Weakness: The unit needs a firmware update (using a serial cable) which in itself can be a frustrating experience. Also the remote is hideous.

I've bought this receiver on sale after extensive research. I was pleasantly surprised by it clean, full sound and very nice design. The unit needs to have its firmware updated which can be done directly from your computer if you have a serial cable; otherwise needs to be sent to an authorized service. The firmware updating process is a frustrating experience, but I managed to get it done. EzSet/EQ is a hit or miss. Didn't work for me. The receiver can get very hot, so it needs to be placed in a well cooled space. Overall this is a great receiver for the money and I would recommend it to anyone that wants good quality at a decent price.

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Whoa, 55 watts per channel sounds like this?!
5 Star Review   By member oldschool1101 - May 19, 2008   

Strengths: Amazing sound quality, sleak design, connectivity.

Weakness: Poor instruction manual.

I recently purchased this receiver amid mixed reviews because the price was good and the Harman/Kardon name carried such prestige. Although I knew HK always rates its wattage per channel lower than other receivers I was still unsure whether it would deliver the power that I wanted... well it does! Though some reviews are unfavorable they all agree that the sound quality is excellent and it is (and powerful too). The 347 delivers the clarity of sound I would expect at high dB levels and yet still has enough power and control to drive the bass for warm sound at low dB levels. Have not had any connectivity issues yet. Quite a nice receiver.

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HK Better Than Ever
5 Star Review   By member lonnieblewis - Mar 4, 2008   

Strengths: Sound quality, easy to use, and multiple functions

Once again Harmon Kardon delivers sound quality second to none. There are a lot of extras that are on the receiver. If you want a great receiver to start your home theater experience then this is the one. A little pricey but well worth it.

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Wonderful Reciever
5 Star Review   By member cah11705 - Feb 24, 2008   

Strengths: Easy Setup, Easy to use, Looks nice, Incredible sound quality

Weakness: A little short on inputs

I really like this receiver. It was extremely easy to set up thanks to well laid out inputs, and instructions. It was also easy to adjust the speakers just using a special microphone it comes with to balance it properly. The only problem I had was that it does not have an input for a record played, but those aren't used much so it is not a big problem.

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Product Details
Description
The AVR 347 not only includes a host of powerful features such as DCDi by Faroudja video processing, Simplay HD-verified HDMI 1.1 connectivity with full audio processing and EzSet/EQ technology it uses a colorful user interface to make system setup and operation easier than ever. Add full multiroom capability with A-BUS connectivity and you have pure Harman Kardon® sound everywhere in the house.
Quick Glance
Sound Supported Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Digital, DTS
Supported Audio Channels 7.1
THD at Rated RMS Power (Unbridged) 0.1%
Total Power 385 W
Green Compliance Yes
Interface Connection 3 x Antenna In - Rear, 4 x RCA Composite Video In - Rear, 4 x mini-DIN S-Video In - Rear, 3 x RCA Component Video In - Rear, 1 x Component Video Out - Rear, 2 x HDMI Digital Audio/Video In - Rear, 1 x HDMI Digital Audio/Video Out - Rear, 1 x RS-232 Serial - Rear, 1 x A-Bus - Rear, 6 x RCA Stereo Audio Line In - Rear, 3 x RCA Stereo Audio Line Out - Rear, 1 x RCA 7.1 Channel In - Rear, 3 x RCA Coaxial Digital Audio In - Rear, 1 x RCA Coaxial Digital Audio Out - Rear, 3 x Toslink Digital/Optical Audio Line In - Rear, 1 x Toslink Digital/Optical Audio Line Out - Rear, 1 x DMP - Rear, 1 x AC In - Rear, 1 x Remote In - Rear, 1 x Remote Out - Rear, 7 x RCA Pre-amplifier Line Out - Rear, 1 x RCA Subwoofer Out - Rear, 7 x Banana Receptacle Speaker Terminal - Rear, 1 x AC Out - Rear, 1 x Headphone - Front, 1 x Toslink Digital/Optical Audio Line In - Front, 1 x RCA Coaxial Digital Audio In - Front, 1 x mini-DIN S-Video In - Front, 1 x RCA Composite Video In - Front, 1 x RCA Stereo Audio Line In, 2 x RCA Composite Video Out - Rear, 2
Audio Video Connectors HDMI Yes, Component Video Yes, S-Video Yes, Composite Video Yes, Digital Coaxial x 4, Digital Optical x 4
Summary
Product Title Harman Kardon AVR 347 A/V Receiver
Manufacturer Harman Kardon
Power Score 3.9 | 8 Reviews
Connectivity
Number of HDMI Outputs: 1
Number of HDMI Inputs: 2
Dimensions
Height: 6.5 in
Weight: 30.64 lbs
Width: 17.3 in
Depth: 15.0 in
Warranty
Warranty Information: 2 Year
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
Product Series: AVR
Number of HDMI Output: 1
Number of RCA Stereo Inputs: 7
Number of Analog Audio Input: 7
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): 0.1%
Dimensions: 6.50" Height x 17.32" Width x 15" Depth
Watts Center: 55 W/channel
Number of Digital Optical Outputs: 1
Number of Digital Coaxial Outputs: 1
Number of Digital Optical Inputs: 4
Number of S-Video Output: 2
Output: A/V (RCA Composite), Audio - Digital Coaxial, Audio - Digital Optical, Audio - Multichannel RCA (Decoded), Component Video, HDMI, S-Video
General Features: XM Satellite Radio Ready
Number of Digital Optical Output: 1
Audio DAC: 24 Bit
Number of S-Video Input: 5
Number of Digital Coaxial Inputs: 4
Number of Digital Coaxial Output: 1
Number of Digital Coaxial Input: 4
Number of Video Outputs: 2
Watts Per Channel (Rear): 55 W/channel
Number of Video Inputs: 5
Remote Control: Basic Remote
Number of RCA Stereo Outputs: 3
Virtual Surround Sound Technology: DTS Neo:6, Dolby Pro-Logic IIx, Dolby Pro-Logic II, Dolby Pro-Logic
Input: A/V (Composite), Audio - Digital Coaxial, Audio - Digital Optical, Audio - Line In (RCA), Audio - Multichannel RCA (Decoded), Component Video, Ethernet - RJ45 Twisted-Pair (XBaseT), HDMI, S-Video, Serial RS-232C
Number of Digital Optical Input: 4
Multi Channel In: Yes
RMS Output Power: 95 W
Watts Per Channel (Main): 55 W/channel
Number of HDMI Input: 2
Expert Reviews
Harman Kardon AVR-347 Receiver First Look
4 Star Review  audioholics.com - May 22, 2008

Harman/Kardon AVR-347 is one of the lower-priced 1080p HDMI receivers available on the market today for those looking to get updated to the newest technologies. The receiver delivers plenty of power along with 1080p compatibility and upconversion over HDMI. The Harman/Kardon AVR-347 appears to be a no-compromise head unit capable of driving a fully-equipped home theater. With a host of features and a unique visual appeal, this receiver will also fit right in among the most elegant of home decors. But don’t let its good looks deceive you, because this receiver is more than capable of driving most speaker systems made to extremely high levels. The AVR-347 has more about it than a pretty face.

Read the full review »

Harman Kardon AVR 347
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Nov 21, 2008

TestSeek.com has collected 4 expert reviews for Harman Kardon AVR 347 and the average expert rating is 80 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use TestSeek.com to find all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

Read the full review »

Harmon/Kardon AVR 347
2 Star Review  productwiki.com - Feb 24, 2011

The Harman/Kardon AVR 347 is a 7.1-Channel A/V Receiver with HDMI switching and Audio and video processing. It has a Stereo mode power of 70W per channel, and Multichannel power of 55W x 7 Channels. It features Dolby Digital Plus, Pro Logic IIx, and Dolby Virtual Speakers. It also features EzSet Capabilities, a XM Ready Tuner, AM and FM Tuner and also Ipod connectivity for audio and video playback. Features Stereo Power: 70W x 2 Multichannel Power: 55W x 7 Power Consumption: 65W idle, 540W maximum (7 channels driven) Signal to Noise Ratio (IHF-A): 100dB Television Format: NTSC Video Frequency Response: Composite and S-video: 10Hz – 8MHz (–3dB) Component Video: 10Hz – 100MHz (–3dB) HDMI: Type: Switching and Audio and video processing Inputs: 2 Outputs: 1 A/V Inputs: 5 S-Video Inputs: 5 Analog Audio Inputs: 4 Digital Audio Inputs: Coax: 4 Optical: 4 Digital Audio Output: Coax: 1 Optical: 1 Unit Dimensions: Height: 6-1/2" (165mm) Width: 17-5/16" (440mm) ... PROS: (1) Remote learning feature greatly reduces setup time - automatically scans the surrounding area for compatible devices (2) Very aesthetically pleasing - transparent front and blue LED lighting add modern chic ... CONS: (1) Set up is relatively complex - users without audio routing experience may need to need to seek professional assistance (2) HD upscaling cannot be turned off - may stretch native 4:3 content and cause video distortion (3) Surround sound modes cant be applied to all output types - can be somewhat limiting depending on content type (4) Loud popping sound is produced when DVDs/Blu-ray discs are paused - ceases optical cable signal and is generally illogical

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User Reviews
Very Good Receiver
4 Star Review   By member cenglerp - Jun 24, 2008   

Strengths: Great sound quality; HDMI sound

Weakness: Center speaker randomly loses sound

The sound on this receiver excellent; don't be fooled by the apparently modest power rating, Harman Kardon specifies the true power and I can confirm that this is more than enough. The receiver is very easy to setup and has all the connections that you need. The main advantage is the fact that you can listen to uncompressed digital surround sound. I have connected to my PS3 and watching Blu-Ray movies is really a wonderful experience. I am not rating this receiver 5-stars because of a random problem that has happened once a week in average: the sound from the center speaker suddenly disappears for no reason; switching channels solve this problem, but it is quite annoying when it happens (not annoying enough to make go back to my old receiver, though...). Overall, I am very satisfied with this purchase; I hope that Harman Kardon will solve the above problem by a firmware upgrade sometime soon.

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Good receiver at a decent price
3 Star Review   By member silviu_rat - May 19, 2008   

Strengths: Powerful receiver, sleek design, lots of connectors. On-screen graphics are easy to read. 7.1 receiver.

Weakness: The unit needs a firmware update (using a serial cable) which in itself can be a frustrating experience. Also the remote is hideous.

I've bought this receiver on sale after extensive research. I was pleasantly surprised by it clean, full sound and very nice design. The unit needs to have its firmware updated which can be done directly from your computer if you have a serial cable; otherwise needs to be sent to an authorized service. The firmware updating process is a frustrating experience, but I managed to get it done. EzSet/EQ is a hit or miss. Didn't work for me. The receiver can get very hot, so it needs to be placed in a well cooled space. Overall this is a great receiver for the money and I would recommend it to anyone that wants good quality at a decent price.

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Whoa, 55 watts per channel sounds like this?!
5 Star Review   By member oldschool1101 - May 19, 2008   

Strengths: Amazing sound quality, sleak design, connectivity.

Weakness: Poor instruction manual.

I recently purchased this receiver amid mixed reviews because the price was good and the Harman/Kardon name carried such prestige. Although I knew HK always rates its wattage per channel lower than other receivers I was still unsure whether it would deliver the power that I wanted... well it does! Though some reviews are unfavorable they all agree that the sound quality is excellent and it is (and powerful too). The 347 delivers the clarity of sound I would expect at high dB levels and yet still has enough power and control to drive the bass for warm sound at low dB levels. Have not had any connectivity issues yet. Quite a nice receiver.

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HK Better Than Ever
5 Star Review   By member lonnieblewis - Mar 4, 2008   

Strengths: Sound quality, easy to use, and multiple functions

Once again Harmon Kardon delivers sound quality second to none. There are a lot of extras that are on the receiver. If you want a great receiver to start your home theater experience then this is the one. A little pricey but well worth it.

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Wonderful Reciever
5 Star Review   By member cah11705 - Feb 24, 2008   

Strengths: Easy Setup, Easy to use, Looks nice, Incredible sound quality

Weakness: A little short on inputs

I really like this receiver. It was extremely easy to set up thanks to well laid out inputs, and instructions. It was also easy to adjust the speakers just using a special microphone it comes with to balance it properly. The only problem I had was that it does not have an input for a record played, but those aren't used much so it is not a big problem.

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