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Harman-Kardon AVR 171

Harman-Kardon AVR 171
alaScore 91

103 reviews

Mar, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 103 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 Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews. Comments about the price and design are generally positive. The size and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas comments are divided on the reliability.

usability, size, design, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Harman-Kardon AVR 171 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = 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 Receivers & Amplifiers on People are impressed by the design. The size is also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical 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

Mar, 2018

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

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

Expert review by (

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).

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: Yes


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
Remote (IR) input:2
Remote control in:1
USB ports quantity:1


Bluetooth: Yes
Ethernet LAN: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


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 range:87.5 - 108
Internet Radio: Yes
Internet radio services supported:iTunes / vTuner
Supported radio bands:AM, FM


Card Reader: No

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 / Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD
Cable Length:1.8
Colour of product:Black
Deep colour support: Yes
Detachable power cord: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
HDMI Version:1.4a
Headphone Out: Yes
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): Yes
Multi-Room Streaming (MRS) support: Yes
Number of products included:1
Receiver dimensions (WxDxH):440 x 300 x 121
RF ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Volume Control:Digital


3D: Yes
Analog signal format system:PAL

Weight & Dimensions

Height :12.1