£180 HARMAN KARDON AVR155 AV Receiver With HDMI Interface

The Harman Kardon AVR155 may not have the most channels, but when it comes to quality nothing compares at this price.

Using independent front and rear power supplies and high current components, the AVR155 offers punchy audio which sounds far more powerful than its rated figure suggests - Harman Kardon are very conservative when it comes to power ratings so don't be put off by this!

Matched to the first rate amplification is a top quality Cirrus DSP (Digital Sound Processor) and 192Khz/24-bit output DACs. The upshot is, whether you're listening to music or watching films, the AVR155 gives you class-leading realism, dynamics and precision of sound.

In addition to the usual Dolby and DTS processors you'd expect the Harman Kardon AVR-155 also features Logic 7. Exclusive to Harman Kardon AV receivers, Logic 7 is an advanced surround sound mode that extracts the maximum surround information from either surround-encoded programs or conventional stereo material. It's a system widely used in their expensive car audio systems commonly found in top-of-the-range Range Rovers and BMWs.

In terms of connections, the baby HK Av receiver has everything you need. A trio of HDMI sockets matched to a monitor out let you use the receiver to switch between High Definition sources, even if your TV has just one input. A 5.1 channel input is ideal for adding a Blu-ray player, whilst a range of component, S-video and composite sockets take care of older sources.

This AV receiver is available from Richersounds for only £180.