Model# AVR 171/230

AVR 171

700-watt, 7.2-channel, networked AVR with AirPlay and Bluetooth connectivity


€ 499,99

  • AirPlay®

    AirPlay lets you wirelessly stream what’s on your iOS device (iPod, iPad, iPhone or iTunes on Windows PCs) to your speakers or AV-system

  • Bluetooth®

    Bluetooth® technology allows you to listen to music everywhere you go, wirelessly

  • USB™

    Enjoy multiple options for audio and video playback by connecting via the USB™ port. Simply connect an iPhone, iPad, iPod or USB™ stick to play your favorite tracks through your Harman/Kardon product.

  • HDMI™

    HDMI™ connectivity helps you get the most from 3D sources, with the highest-quality digital video and audio and easy one-wire connections.

  • 3.5 mm stereo input

    The 3.5mm auxiliary input allows you to connect external (portable) sources, mostly through their headphone output

  • iOS-compatible

    Simply connect an iPhone, iPad, iPod or USB stick/drive to play your favorite audio/video tracks through your home entertainment system or receiver

  • Android-compatible

    Full compatibility with Android™ devices for remote control and streaming functionality

  • Remote App

    Our Remote App allows control of your entire system with your compatible smartphone or tablet. It’s also the perfect tool to organize and play back your music from your mobile device and home network

  • ARC

    The Audio Return Channel enables a TV to send audio signals to a receiver, via a single HDMI cable, eliminating the need for any separate digital audio connections

  • Built-in FM Tuner

    A built-in tuner allows to listen to FM radio stations without the need for an external radio source

  • NSP

    Natural Sound Processing (NSP) creates a simulated but natural surround listening space from any 2-channel stereo source

  • EzSet/EQ™

    The EzSet/EQ™ auto-calibration process precisely adjusts volume levels, speaker-distance/delay-time settings and equalization so that you do not have to set these up manually

  • Receiver

    An AV or Blu-ray Disc receiver is the heart of a home theatre system. It's primary purpose is to amplify sound from a multitude of audio/video sources as well as route these video signals to the user's television.

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High-performance audio/video receiver that boasts multiple wireless connectivity options, six HDMI inputs and 700 watts of beautiful sound.

Power, performance and more connectivity options than you’ll ever need: Introducing the Harman Kardon® networked AVR 171, the answer to any entertainment enthusiast’s hunger for performance and versatility. It’s got muscle: up to 700 watts (100 watts per channel).

Its 7.2-channel A/V receiver is equipped with HARMAN TrueStream Bluetooth® connectivity, Apple AirPlay, vTuner™ Internet radio and DLNA® 1.5 technology, giving you multiple options for streaming audio. And with six 3D-ready HDMI® inputs, including one equipped for MHL to connect mobile devices, and two HDMI outputs, you’ll have more than enough ways to connect to everything you love – movies, HDTV, sports, MHL-equipped devices and the Roku Streaming Stick™ dongle.

While the AVR 171’s connectivity alone makes it desirable, its sound really strikes a chord. It’s the first Harman Kardon AVR to feature our exclusive Natural Sound Processing (NSP), which creates a rich, enveloping surround-sound from any source – particularly with two-channel streaming content. And its EzSet/EQ™ III system automatically calibrates the AVR to your speakers and listening environment. The AVR 171 is light, too, thanks to HARMAN GreenEdge™ certification – delivering all the power you need with low environmental impact. For those who want it all, the AVR 171 can’t be matched.

  • Know what's
    in the box

    Before you unbox it

    • 1 Harman Kardon AVR 171 A/V receiver
    • 1 programmable remote control
    • 1 EzSet/EQ III microphone with 22' (6.7m) cable
    • 1 AM loop antenna with 2' (0.6m) cable
    • 1 FM antenna with 6' (1.8m) cable
    • 2 AAA batteries
    • 1 6' (1.8m) AC power cord
    • Quick-start guide
    • Warranty card
    • Safety sheet
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Features & benefits

Seven 100-watt-per-channel amplifiers with high-performance digital power supply


The AVR 171 high-performance audio/video receiver pumps out 100 watts per channel to power a full seven-channel surround-sound system. It can also connect to two powered subwoofers to provide enhanced low-frequency performance for all your entertainment. While the amplifier retains the time-tested, high-current-capacity (HCC), ultrawide-bandwidth Harman Kardon design to ensure the most accurate, dynamic sound with enhanced clarity and realism – even at the highest listening levels – a digitally based power supply gives the amplifiers all the muscle they need without the weight of traditional power-supply designs and their heavy transformers. The net result is a great-sounding AVR in a small form factor that’s friendly to the environment.


Apple AirPlay, Bluetooth and DLNA 1.5 technology


The AVR 171 can stream audio from virtually any portable device. For Apple devices, such as computers and the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, you can stream using the receiver’s built-in AirPlay technology. (AirPlay, vTuner and DLNA connections require a wired connection to a broadband network.) For other tablets, smartphones and laptops, you can take advantage of the AVR 171’s integrated HARMAN TrueStream Bluetooth technology. A USB port is included on the front of the AVR so you can connect devices directly without an external adapter or a wireless connection. The AVR is also DLNA 1.5 compliant, which gives you multiple options for delivering content over your home network.


HARMAN TrueStream technology


The HARMAN TrueStream guarantee ensures the best possible listening experience when you stream audio wirelessly via Bluetooth technology. HARMAN TrueStream tech selects the most current, most advanced wireless option to ensure the highest-quality sound, no matter what application or source device you use.


Six 3D-ready HDMI inputs, including one with MHL


Six HDMI inputs with 3D and 30/36-bit Deep Color deliver high-definition digital video at resolutions up to 1080p with full-fidelity audio through a single cable. There is no loss of video or audio quality because of format conversion, just full-impact Hollywood excitement as its creators meant you to experience it. And with the AVR’s MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link), you can deliver high-definition audio/video content from your camera, phone, tablet or Roku Streaming Stick dongle directly to your HDTV via the AVR 171’s MHL connection.


Dual subwoofer outputs


Is your listening room so large that you need two subwoofers to deliver the bass that you desire? That’s not a problem with the AVR 171, thanks to dual subwoofer outputs that give your system a big-time boost in low-frequency clarity and realism when needed.


Multiroom system with audio output and assignable amplifier


Control the audio in separate rooms with a single receiver. Thanks to the AVR 171’s assignable amplifiers, you can power the audio in a second room without adding additional components. That means you can watch sports in one room while you play the soothing sounds of classical music in another.


Front-panel USB port


The AVR 171 gives you multiple options for audio playback with its front-panel USB port. Simply connect an iPhone, iPad, iPod or USB stick to play your stored tracks through your home entertainment system. The integrated USB port also charges your iOS devices.


New, compact design


The AVR 171 takes the award-winning Harman Kardon look to a new level with a flush volume control and a more compact design aesthetic than earlier AVRs. Thanks to its light weight, made possible by an advanced digital power supply, the unit weighs less without sacrificing performance. It’s the perfect match for the thin glass shelves of today’s open TV/entertainment furniture.


Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding


The AVR 171 delivers high-resolution audio that matches the digital-video quality of Blu-ray Disc™ formats, unlocking the full potential of movie soundtracks formatted with Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™ coding. No matter what mode or mood you are in, you’ll always hear audio playback at its finest.


EzSet/EQ III auto-calibration


The new HARMAN EzSet/EQ III auto-calibration process precisely adjusts the AVR 171’s volume levels, speaker-distance/delay-time settings and equalization to optimize audio performance automatically for your specific speaker system and room conditions. The system features an easy-to-follow menu display and includes a plug-in calibration microphone.


HARMAN GreenEdge technology


The HARMAN GreenEdge logo assures you that the AVR 171’s design is environmentally friendly but won’t compromise the premium performance for which HARMAN products are known. Thanks to an advanced power supply, the AVR 171 can deliver high-quality audio in a small, light chassis that uses less metal and plastic. The smaller design means minimal environmental waste and a small carbon footprint.


vTuner (Internet radio) streaming


The AVR 171 features vTuner connectivity to bring you a whole world of online audio entertainment. As soon as it’s out of the box, you can stream over-the-air radio stations from around the globe as well as a wide range of Internet-only radio stations.


Color-coded connectors and binding-post speaker terminals


All connections on the AVR 171 are color-coded to simplify hookup and reduce errors. The color-coded binding-post speaker terminals on all output channels accept pin connectors or bare wire to provide secure links for your speaker cables.


Multidevice, programmable/learning remote control


The AVR 171 simplifies your life with a programmable infrared (IR) remote control. Its ergonomic design works seamlessly with the receiver’s multilingual on-screen display, guiding you through system setup and operation with consummate ease. The multidevice remote can also control your TV, cable boxes, satellite tuners and other playback sources. For further installation flexibility, there is a 12-volt trigger output and a remote IR sensor input.


Harman Kardon Remote app for compatible iOS and Android smartphones and tablets


Taking control to the next level, the Harman Kardon Remote app is available from the iTunes App Store for iOS® devices and the Google Play™ service for Android™ products. It will let you use your compatible smartphone or tablet to drive the AVR 171 without picking up the remote.

Specsheets & manuals

Video Features
Television FormatPAL
Input Level/Impedance1 Vp-p/75 ohms
Output Level/Impedance1 Vp-p/75 ohms
Video Frequency Response (Component Video)10 Hz – 8 MHz
HDMI Input / Output4 K x 2 K
HDMI Version1.4 a with 3D support
FM Tuner Features
Frequency Range87.5 MHz – 108.0 MHz MHz
Usable Sensitivity (IHF)1.3 μV/13.2 dBf
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (Mono/Stereo)70 dB/68 dB
Distortion (Mono/Stereo)0.2%/0.3%
Stereo Separation @ 1kHz40 dB
Selectivity ±400kHz70 dB
Image Rejection80
IF Rejection80
AM Tuner Specifications
Frequency Range kHz522 kHz – 1,620 kHz kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio38 dB
Usable Sensitivity (Loop)500 µV
Distortion(1 kHz, 50% mod): 1.0%
Selectivity(±10 kHz): 30 dB
General Specifications
Power Requirement220V - 240V AC, 50Hz/60Hz
Dimensions (H x W x D – Metric/English)121 mm x 440 mm x 300 mm
Weight (Metric/English)5.1 kg (11 lb)