Harman Kardon and Definitive Technology

Introduction and Background to the Harman Kardon BDP1 Blu ray player, AVR 3600 receiver and Definitive Technology ProCinema 800 Speakers Affordable Systems Review

This is a complete 5.1 surround sound system. The front end is the new Harman/Kardon BDP1 Blu-Ray player. The Harman/Kardon receiver is also a new model, the AVR 3600. The speaker package is the Definitive Technology ProCinema 800. These products are not typically discounted, so the anticipated system price comes in just under $2,700. This places the system just over the threshold we've established for "Mid Priced" systems which we have defined as systems with a street price between $2,500 and $5,000.


  • Design: 7.1-Channel A/V Surround Receiver
  • Codecs: Dolby TrueHD, DTS HD Master, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby ProLogic IIx, DTS HD High Resolution Audio, DTS, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS Neo:6, Logic 7
  • MFR: 7 x 85W (8 Ω, 20-20kHz, 0.07% THD)
  • High Current: +/-35 Amps
  • The Bridge III iPod Dock Included
  • Room Correction: EzSet/EQ
  • Video Processing: Faroudja DCDi Cinema Processing
  • Inputs: 4 HDMI; 2 Component Video; 3 Composite Video; 4 Optical Digital (1 Front); 3 Coax Digital (1 Front); 7.1-Channel Analog Audio
  • Outputs: 1 HDMI; 1 Component Video; 1 Composite Video; 7.1-Channel Analog Pre-out; 1 Coax Digital; 1 Optical Digital; IR Mini Plug; 12-Volt Trigger; Zone 2: Composite Video, Stereo Analog
  • A-Bus Compatible
  • USB Port for Updates
  • Firmware Update Available for HDMI 1.4a (3D Ready)
  • Dimensions: 17-5/16" (W) x 6-1/2" (H) x 17-1/16" (D)
  • Weight: 44 lbs (net)
  • MSRP: $ 999.99
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Harman Kardon and Definitive Technology