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Anything new coming from Harmon Kardon soon


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#1 of 41 RickBlacker

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Posted October 26 2002 - 02:41 PM

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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#2 of 41 Russell _T

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Posted October 26 2002 - 02:50 PM

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.
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#3 of 41 RickBlacker

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Posted October 26 2002 - 03:52 PM

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?
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#4 of 41 Thomas_Berg

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Posted October 26 2002 - 05:34 PM

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.

#5 of 41 Kevin C Brown

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Posted October 26 2002 - 06:02 PM

New H/K info:

http://www.dba-pr.co....es/avr7200.htm

http://www.harmankar...... 525&sType=C

http://www.harmankar....207200&sType=C
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#6 of 41 BrianF

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Posted October 26 2002 - 10:21 PM

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. Posted Image
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#7 of 41 Aaron H

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Posted October 26 2002 - 11:30 PM

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.

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#8 of 41 Steve K.H.

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Posted October 27 2002 - 02:20 AM

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I purchased the 525 on Friday


OMG... and does it convert DD/DTS into Logic 7?


(start it in DD or DTS, click Logic 7 and see what the display says on the receiver)

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#9 of 41 Kevin C Brown

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Posted October 27 2002 - 04:14 AM

Does the 525 have a fan? That's a deal-killer for me...
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#10 of 41 RickBlacker

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Posted October 27 2002 - 04:15 AM

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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#11 of 41 Thomas_Berg

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Posted October 27 2002 - 08:32 AM

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?

#12 of 41 Antoine Peltier

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Posted October 27 2002 - 09:51 AM

Any complaints with the 525 yet?
Am seriously considering purchasing this, what would it's main competition be for comparisons?

#13 of 41 Chris Eriksen

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Posted October 27 2002 - 11:44 AM

Thomas,

FYI: The 525 does not have main-in jacks. Posted Image I will be waiting to see if the 7200 has this feature...

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Posted October 27 2002 - 11:55 AM

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.


#15 of 41 Antoine Peltier

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Posted October 27 2002 - 01:04 PM

thanks, appreciate that

#16 of 41 Thomas_Berg

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Posted October 27 2002 - 07:07 PM

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FYI: The 525 does not have main-in jacks. I will be waiting to see if the 7200 has this feature...
why would they include it in the '520 and leave it out on the '525? that was a key feature that i liked on the '520...i cant believe they took that out!

#17 of 41 BrianF

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Posted October 27 2002 - 08:20 PM

The 525 won't apply Logic 7 to dd/dts. Posted Image 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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#18 of 41 Gregory Scott Bass

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Posted October 27 2002 - 10:56 PM

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

#19 of 41 BrianF

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Posted October 27 2002 - 11:07 PM

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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#20 of 41 henning hoffmann

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Posted October 28 2002 - 04:25 AM

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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