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Harman/Kardon AVR 2600 review: Harman/Kardon AVR 2600

Harman/Kardon AVR 2600

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Matthew Moskovciak

Senior Associate Editor / Reviews - Home theater

Covering home audio and video, Matthew Moskovciak helps CNET readers find the best sights and sounds for their home theaters. E-mail Matthew or follow him on Twitter @cnetmoskovciak.

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Steve Guttenberg

Ex-movie theater projectionist Steve Guttenberg has also worked as a high-end audio salesman, and as a record producer. Steve currently reviews audio products for CNET and works as a freelance writer for Stereophile.

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Harman Kardon AVR 2600
7.1

Harman/Kardon AVR 2600

The Good

Four HDMI inputs; solid graphical user interface; analog video upconversion; 3D-compatible (with firmware update); 7.1 analog inputs.

The Bad

Lackluster audio performance; auto-setup was inaccurate in our test environment; missing advanced HDMI features like audio return channel and standby pass-through; no out-of-the-box iPod connectivity.

The Bottom Line

The Harman Kardon AVR 2600 is a handsome 7.1 audiovisual receiver with a great GUI, but it's hard to recommend with its high price and comparatively lackluster performance.
Harman Kardon AVR 2600
7.1

Harman/Kardon AVR 2600

Score Breakdown

Design 8Features 7Performance 6
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