Anything new coming from Harmon Kardon soon

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  1. RickBlacker

    RickBlacker Stunt Coordinator

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    So, I know that the AVR8000 is Harman Kardons big daddy, but I was wondering if anyone knew if they had something else coming out soon?
     
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    The AVR 7200 at MSRP $1600.00 is their new offering with a plethora of bells and whistles, but H/K says they intend to continue producing the 8000 as their Flagship.
     
  3. RickBlacker

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    I don't see it listed on thier web site, has it even been released yet? Do you know where I can read about it?
     
  4. Thomas_Berg

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    their newest line is just now appearing at retailers. i'm personally waiting for the AVR525, which should be in stock at e-tailers in the next week or so. J&R quoted me at $748 shipped if i wanted to preorder it, which i will most likely do.
     
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    My local dealer already has the 325 and 525. I purchased the 525 on Friday. The 7200 MSRP is $1499 if you want more power and DTS 96/24. For me the 525 puts out plenty of power and fills the room very well. H/K will continue to build the 8000 as their flagship model for now. One thing I wonder about is that the 7200 doesn't have a cooling fan. I thought that was wierd since they designed a new cooling system for the 325 and 525. Any of these models will sound great and look great too. [​IMG]
     
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    Does the 7200 have the ability to overlay Logic7 on 5.1 sources like the avr8000? I know that's probably much of the reason AVR8000 owners praise their machines.

    Aaron
     
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    Does the 525 have a fan? That's a deal-killer for me...
     
  10. RickBlacker

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    Hey thanks guys for the info... Now starts the whining and crying until I upgrade. hehe...

    Actually, the only reason I would want to upgrade from my AVR520, is for the Dolby Digital-EX.
     
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    since the 525 will have pre-outs and main-in's, does this mean i could add an ICBM between the two to be used as a universal bass manager?
     
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    Any complaints with the 525 yet?
    Am seriously considering purchasing this, what would it's main competition be for comparisons?
     
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    Thomas,
    FYI: The 525 does not have main-in jacks. [​IMG] I will be waiting to see if the 7200 has this feature...
     
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    Antoine,

    The 525's main competition should be the Denon 3803, Marantz 7300, Onkyo TX-SR800, and whatever Yamaha and Pioneer Elite (45TX street price) models are in the $1k price range.
     
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    thanks, appreciate that
     
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    The 525 won't apply Logic 7 to dd/dts. [​IMG] Sucks. The 7200 won't either according to Harman Kardon. They are going to leave that feature to the flagship model.
    I watched BladeII yesterday in DTS ES and it rocked. I don't think that anyone will be disappointed in the 525. Oh, it does have a variable speed cooling fan with electronic temperature sensing.
     
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    Brian, someone recently posted a picture of the 7200 with the display showing logic7 overlaying dd....I'm pretty sure its in a recent thread here at htf. Scott
     
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    Gregory - I'm going by what I was told. If it does apply it then that's great and it would seem that it's a better buy over the 8000. The only thing the 8000 would have is THX. To me that wouldn't warrant the price difference. Is there any word yet on a release date for the 7200? It was originally supposed to be released this Fall. The 325 and 525 are out and I haven't seen any mention of a possible date for the 7200.
     
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    I think that the 8000 is also more powerful on a per-channel basis than the 7200, though it doesn't have 7 channels.
     

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