Model# BDS 480/230-B2

BDS 480

2.1-channel, 130-watt, 3D Blu-ray Disc™ System with AirPlay and Bluetooth® technology

€ 899,00 € 1.299,00

  • 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

  • DLNA®

    Our DLNA Certified® devices connect, discover and communicate with other DLNA devices, providing multiple options for delivering music over your home wired or wireless network.

  • Wi-Fi®

    Wi-Fi® is a popular technology that allows our products to stream music or connect to the Internet wirelessly.

  • USB™

    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

  • Blu-ray 3D™

    Blu-ray 3D™ disc playback offers high-definition audio and 3D video (HD), with more than five times the storage capacity of traditional DVDs

  • 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

  • NFC™

    NFC™ is a technology to instantly pair your NFC-enabled portable device through a simple touch of the NFC-sensor on our Bluetooth headsets, speakers and AV systems.

  • Stereo System

    A Stereo System combines an AV or Blu-ray Disc receiver with a 2.1-channel loudspeaker system (left, right and subwoofer)


    Connects your compatible TV and JBL device with a single cable.

  • 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

  • UHD 4K upscaling

    UHD 4K upscaling can provide up to four times the resolution of Full HD, resulting in a crisp and crystal-clear picture, even from legacy DVD or Standard Definition video material

  • 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

  • vTuner

    Internet radio is an audio service transmitted via the Internet, usually accessible from anywhere in the world.

  • YouTube™

    Lets you stream entertainment from YouTube™ to enjoy movies, videos and music from the cloud with audio quality that computers and portable devices can’t touch

Tomorrow’s technology has found a new home

High-performance, 2.1-channel, 3D Blu-ray Disc™ System delivering direct access to all your portable media.

The Harman Kardon® BDS 480 is a sleek, high-performance, 3D Blu-ray Disc™ System redefining Blu-ray capability. It features three HDMI® inputs with 3D; HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) for compatible TVs; Wi-Fi® networking connectivity, eliminating the need for a wired Ethernet connection; Apple AirPlay for streaming content from your iPad, iPhone, iPod, or iTunes on your Mac or PC; Bluetooth®® MultiConnect™ technology for pairing two devices at once; NFC for easy Bluetooth® pairing and DLNA® 1.5. With the BDS 480, you can also connect to Pandora®, Picasa, AccuWeather™ and other online services (where available). Harman Kardon’s legendary best-in-class sound technology brings Dolby TrueHD and DTS Digital Surround to life.

With Dolby Volume, you can hear everything as was originally intended without disturbing the neighbors. Optimize your listening experience with its EzSet/EQ™ speaker calibration system. Setting up and using the system is easy and fun with its clean and attractive high definition graphical interface or with the free-of-charge remote app for iOS and Android.

Two powerful, voice-matched satellites with dual flat-panel midrange drivers and a companion 200-watt powered subwoofer deliver a riveting, fully immersive soundscape. In other words, the BDS 480 raises the standards of what you’ve come to expect from any Blu-ray system.

  • Know what's
    in the box

    Before you unbox it

    • 1 Harman Kardon BDS 480 System
    • 1 programmable remote control
    • 1 EzSet/EQ III microphone with 22' (6.7m) cable
    • 2 AAA batteries
    • 1 FM radio antenna
    • 2 wireless network antennas
    • 1 6' (1.8m) region-specific IEC power cord
    • 1 3’ (0.9m) HDMI cable
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Features & benefits

Two 65-watt-per-channel power amplifiers

The BDS 480's two amplifiers, rated at 65 watts per channel, power the system's left and right loudspeakers, which feature dual voice-matched, flat-panel drivers and CMMD® Lite dome tweeters for consistent sound from speaker to speaker. This amplifier-speaker combination dramatically improves the clarity and realism of directional sounds, even at high listening levels.

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Space-saving, 200-watt powered subwoofer

Unlike conventional, front-firing subwoofers, the BDS 480's 200-watt, 8-inch (200-millimeter) powered subwoofer fires downward, interacting with the floor for enhanced bass response. Volume, phase and bass-boost controls make it easy to synchronize bass output with the satellites and then fine-tune the system's performance to match your room acoustics and personal preferences.

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Fully integrated home theater audio system

The BDS 480 system is an all-in-one entertainment solution featuring two matching loudspeakers with flat-panel drivers and a downward-firing, 200-watt powered subwoofer. It contains everything you need for great video and sound from virtually any movie or music source, combining the performance of separate components with the ease of use of a single, fully integrated home theater audio system.

BDS 480 Black

Apple AirPlay, Bluetooth® and DLNA 1.5 technology

The BDS 480 streams audio from virtually any portable device. For computers with iTunes, Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch devices – stream your entertainment using the system's built-in AirPlay technology. BDS 480's integrated Bluetooth® technology with HARMAN TrueStream and MultiConnect enables connectivity to almost any tablet, smartphone or laptop. With MultiConnect, there's no need to disconnect one device between streaming from a second. A front-facing USB port invites you to connect devices directly without the need of an external adapter or a wireless connection. The BDS 480 is also compliant with DLNA 1.5 for music, photos and video, providing multiple options for delivering content over your home network.

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NFC Bluetooth® pairing

Connecting your NFC-enabled Android™ and Windows® devices to BDS 480 with Bluetooth is easy and fast. BDS 480 features an NFC sensor which, with Bluetooth® technology-enabled, allows immediate pairing by simply touching your device to the BDS.

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Built-in Wi-Fi networking capability

Place your BDS 280 anywhere. Its Wi-Fi networking capability connects you to your home network without the need for a wired network connection. With it, gain wireless access to streaming services, Apple AirPlay, DLNA, receiver updates, and additional online BD-Live™ content for your Blu-ray Disc™ media.

BDS 480 Black

Easy access to online services

Full network connections provide quick access to your favorite online content from, Pandora®, YouTube™, Picasa, Accuweather™, and others (where available).

BDS 480 Black

Specsheets & manuals

Audio Section
Continuous average power, stereo model65 watts per channel, 20Hz – 20kHz, @ <1.0% THD, both channels driven into 6 ohms
Signal-to-noise Ratio (IHF-A)-90dB
Frequency response @ 1W (±0.5dB)20Hz – 20kHz
FM Tuner Section
Frequency Range87.5MHz – 108.0MHz (US and EU) KHz
Usable Sensitivity (IHF)>14dBf
Distortion (Mono/Stereo)0.3%/0.5%
Disc Player Section
Supported Disc Formats5-inch (12cm) or 3-inch (8cm) BD-Video (single-layer or double-layer), DVD-Video, DVD+R/+RW, DVD-R/-RW, CDDA (CD digital audio), CD-R/RW discs
Audio FormatsDolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS Digital, PCM, MP3: 32kbps – 320kbps bitrates, including variable-bitrate encoding
Still-Image FormatsJPEG
Video signal systemNTSC (USA) or PAL (EU)
Frequency Response20Hz – 20kHz, ±0.5dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio–90dB (A-weighted)
Dynamic range90dB (16-bit)
THD @ 1kHz (DVD/CD)DVD/CD: 0.1%
Wow & FlutterBelow measurable limits
Power Requirement100 – 240V AC, 50/60Hz