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#1 of 23 OFFLINE   Wayne Ernst

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Posted September 11 2003 - 01:40 PM

I found this picture over at the HomeTheaterHifi.com site a short while ago. This picture shows how the new Harman Kardon receivers will look when they are released in a few months.

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Here is the link to the area where I found the picture -- lots of nice looking goodies were displayed at CEDIA.

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#2 of 23 OFFLINE   Jerome Grate

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Posted September 12 2003 - 05:54 AM

Wow going to Secrets for the pictures was great, thanks.
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#3 of 23 OFFLINE   David G Greene

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Posted September 12 2003 - 10:29 PM

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#4 of 23 OFFLINE   Drew_W

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Posted September 15 2003 - 04:01 PM

Meh, those H/Ks aren't a dazzling improvement over the x25s aesthetically...some will probably argue it's not an improvement at all...

The real question lies in what changes are under the hood?
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#5 of 23 OFFLINE   Don Barduca

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Posted September 16 2003 - 01:48 AM

Does the dial constantly glow like that? I think I would find that a bit distracting. Of course I found last years models cluttered with lights a such a bit to much to take as well.

#6 of 23 OFFLINE   ChrisLazarko

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Posted September 16 2003 - 03:53 AM

I like the front of the HK units, they are very well designed. It brings a nice amount of attention to the unit but it doesn't distract enough to take away from watching the movie. I like the units display, I just wonder how strong those blues lights are in it.

#7 of 23 OFFLINE   GregClarke

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Posted September 16 2003 - 06:46 AM

More pictures and details (including prices in CDN$) at The Audioshop.

http://www.audioshop.on.ca/hkhtrec.htm

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#8 of 23 OFFLINE   Jeff Savage

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Posted September 16 2003 - 07:11 AM

Arrrgh It drives me nuts that everyone is putting silver back into their components. It reflects light like crazy and looks so '80s blah. I guess I will have to wait until black comes back into fashion to buy new gear.
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#9 of 23 OFFLINE   Wayne Ernst

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Posted September 16 2003 - 08:11 AM

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More pictures and details (including prices in CDN$) at The Audioshop.

Greg,

Thanks for providing the extra pictures. With the link provided, one can see the "old" vs. the "new" - and when you look at them, the changes are quite subtle. I still would like to see what's new "inside" as far as features and options go. However, I think the deals on the existing x25 and 7200 are almost too good to pass up. Posted Image
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#10 of 23 OFFLINE   JohnnyG

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Posted September 17 2003 - 07:28 AM

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...and looks so '80s blah

That would be 70's!

#11 of 23 OFFLINE   NickSP

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Posted September 17 2003 - 07:52 AM

They resemble some Technics receivers I thought. Not that technics are bad to look at or anything...Posted Image
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#12 of 23 OFFLINE   Kevin Deacon

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Posted September 17 2003 - 10:37 AM

The new ones look horrible to me. Maybe they need a woman to design these things. Well, maybe they had a woman design these things. Whatever...

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Posted September 17 2003 - 03:02 PM

The new HKs are interesting. The 230 is a 6.1 with a full set of preouts -- quite a step up from the 225 IMO.

Regarding the looks - I don't really like the silver/grey but the volume knob glow is cool - as long as you can shut it off.

The present HKs? I think they're gorgeous. It's a simple front face design, and there is no button clutter. However, I hate all the green lights with all the unused surround modes lit up for no reason whatsoever. Other than that, the front face is about as good as it gets.

#14 of 23 OFFLINE   ChrisLazarko

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Posted September 18 2003 - 07:11 AM

Jason I definantly agree with you about the face panel on how nice it is but I have to disagree with the surround modes and such not being in use. If you are looking to scan through surround modes in a dark room you won't be able to see what you are really selecting and such... either way I think it adds a nice addition.

6.1 is always a plus to it as well!

#15 of 23 OFFLINE   Kevin L K

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Posted September 19 2003 - 03:42 PM

If you want a REALLY good look at the new receivers at H/K's site just click on one of their current receivers--for instance the 325,and then type one of the new model numbers in the address in place of the current model number and they have the pictures right there:

In other words where it says "325" in the address just type "330" over it and the picture pops up:

http://www.harmankar...... 330&sType=C

#16 of 23 OFFLINE   David G Greene

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Posted September 19 2003 - 05:58 PM

Thanks!!!!!!!!

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#17 of 23 OFFLINE   Jake K

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Posted September 21 2003 - 08:18 AM

Wow, the AVR230 has 6 channels of amplification, 7.1 pre-amp outputs, component video, and an adjustable crossover! Quite an improvement over the AVR225.

I like the way they look, but I love the way my AVR125 looks too.

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Posted September 21 2003 - 01:58 PM

I know this will make a-lot of people unhappy but I really didn't think H/K could surpass the ugly factor of there current models looks like they accomplished that Posted Image
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Posted September 21 2003 - 06:46 PM

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didn't think H/K could surpass the ugly factor of there current models looks like they accomplished that

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yep

I've gotten use to the look of the 325, but I don't think i could take that 2 tone style that the 330 has

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Posted September 22 2003 - 02:09 AM

I really don't like silver look of these. Other than the silver they look almost identical to this years models with slightly different buttons. I like the look of my AVR325 alot better than the 330 and I'm glad I didn't wait on the new models. There aren't even any new features or upgrades on the 330 that I care about.





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