Harman/Kardon

AVR 1510S

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375-watt, 5.1-channel, networked audio/video receiver

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This 375-watt, high-performance, 5.1-channel A/V receiver makes your music, movies and shows sound better than ever. Whether it’s your Blu-ray™ player, HD cable set-top box or game console, you want the best picture quality and sound. And you need one simple way to connect them all. The Harman Kardon® AVR 1510S is a 5.1-channel, networked audio/video receiver that provides you with four 3D-ready HDMI® inputs with 4K pass-through. Plug them in once, and you’re all set. With built-in Spotify Connect feature, you can stream directly Music from your Spotify premium account on your phone, tablet or computer on the same network, and built-in vTuner™ Internet radio connects you to a whole world of online audio entertainment. Versatile and muscular, the AVR 1510S can pump out up to 375 watts; with it, you’ll hear powerful audio with all the clarity you’ve come to love from Harman Kardon products. The receiver is lighter, too, thanks to HARMAN GreenEdge™ certification. You’ll experience serious power, only now in an environmentally friendly form factor. And if you’re one of those who enjoy even more control, the Harman Kardon Remote app is available for download – giving you the freedom to control your home theater experience from the comfort of your own device. Sleek, light and powerful, the Harman Kardon AVR 1510S is the perfect balance between versatility and beautiful sound.

Item# AVR 1510S

General Specifications

Stereo Power 75W per channel, two channels driven @ 6/8 ohms, 1kHz, <0.1% THD
Multichannel Power 75W per channel, two channels driven @ 6/8 ohms, 1kHz, <0.1% THD
High Instantaneous Current Capability (HCC) ±25 amps
Transient Intermodulation Distortion (TIM) Unmeasurable
Slew Rate 40V/sec
Power Requirement 120V AC / 60Hz
Power Consumption <0.5W (standby); 410W maximum

Audio Specifications

Input Sensitivity/Impedance 250mV/27k ohms
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (IHF-A) 75dB
Frequency Response (@ 1W) 10Hz – 130kHz (+0dB/–3dB)

Dimensions

Height 4-3/4" (121mm)
Width 17-5/16" (440mm)
Depth 11-13/16" (300mm)
Weight 10 lb (4.6kg)

AM Tuner

Frequency Range 522kHz – 1,620kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 38dB
Usable Sensitivity (loop) 375μV
Distortion (1kHz, 50% mod) 1.0%
Selectivity (±10kHz) 30dB

FM Tuner

Frequency Range 87.5MHz – 108.0MHz
Usable Sensitivity IHF 1.3μV/13.2dBf
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (mono/stereo) 70dB/68dB
Distortion (mono/stereo) 0.2%/0.3%
Stereo Separation 40dB @ 1kHz
Selectivity (±400kHz) 70dB
Image Rejection 80dB
IF Rejection 80dB

Video Specifications

Television format NTSC
Input Level/Impedance 1Vp-p/75 ohms
Output Level/Impedance 1Vp-p/75 ohms
Video Frequency Response (Composite Video) 10Hz – 8MHz (–3dB)
HDMI Supports up to 4K x 2K
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Spec Sheet

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  • 1 Harman Kardon AVR 1510S A/V receiver
  • 1 programmable remote control
  • 1 AM loop antenna with 2' (0.6m) cable
  • 1 FM antenna with 6' (1.8m) cable
  • 2 AAA batteries
  • 1 6' (1.8m) AC power cord
  • Quick-start guide
  • Warranty card
  • Safety sheet

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AVR 1510S is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice, looks and operates great! Looks awesome and operates very well. This unit sounds great. I replaced a Pioneer receiver and looks like I won’t ever go back.
Date published: 2018-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great receiver bought this to replace a sony strdg720... this is far and above the sony
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from home theater system still learning all the extras but i do like the sound and features that it has
Date published: 2017-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome networking capablities! Bought this about a year ago, works great, hoping for more years of entertainment
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have the AVR-350 version.. fully light-ed remote AWESOME ! High-performance, 5.1-channel A/V receiver makes your music, movies and shows sound better than ever. Whether it’s your Blu-ray™ player, HD cable set-top box or game console, you want the best picture quality and sound. And you need one simple way to connect them all.
Date published: 2015-10-29
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My avr 1510s can't turn on . The power light in the flashlight is blinking. I kept the power button to turn on but it did not work. Can you tell me why?

Asked by: Quang Vu
There are five possible reasons for is happening to your receiver. 1. There is a problem internally with the receiver. 2. There is a problem with one or more of your speakers. 3. There is a problem with one or more of your speaker wires. 4. There is a problem with the speaker wiring done on your system. 5. The unit is overheating. No ventilation. First, check the wiring at every speaker terminal at the back of your receiver and at the back of your speakers. A single strand of speaker wire crossing from one terminal to another would be enough to cause the receiver to do this If you do not find any problems with any of the wiring, you should disconnect all speakers from your receiver. If the receiver continues to show the power light blinking, the problem is in the receiver. I see that you are in Vietnam. You may reach our APAC support at support.apac@harman.com. Our Customer Service team will be more than happy to assist you. However, if it turns on, the problem is elsewhere. Begin reconnecting one speaker at a time. Eventually you will connect a speaker that will cause the receiver to shut down. At this point you have found your culprit. On the other hand, it may just be overheating. You must have at least 2 - 3 inches of space between the top of the unit and any shelf or component above the unit. The unit should not be inside a sealed compartment when being used. The unit must be able to breath. There are very powerful amps in these receivers. If they run too hot, they will shut down. An external fan can help this.
Answered by: Steve S
Date published: 2018-01-11

My question is this: How do I &quot;by-pass the signal coming from a 4K source to a 4K capable TV&quot;? Both my Apple TV (source) and Sony 4k TV (destination) see 1080p from the AVR1510s and I don't see an option for bypass.

Asked by: BRYAND
You can send any 4k video signal into the HDMI inputs of your AVR, and it will be sent to your TV screen from the HDMI output, either in 4k or 1080p. Sometimes it may be necessary to switch off the TV set, then switch it on again, to activate a new &quot;handshake&quot; between the devices, in order to open for the 4k signal, if normal HD 1080p signal was the last signal used. Please note that not all 4k signals can be viewed. Many streamed videos from YouTube will work, as will any 4k material that you have recorded yourself, and many TV boxes will work also. However, HDCP 2.2 protected material will not be shown in 4k, but will be converted to full HD 1080p signals, because these AVRs do not support HDCP 2.2 digital copy protection. HDR is not supported.
Answered by: Steve S
Date published: 2018-01-13

How can I get my Apple 4k tv to work through the receiver outputting a 4k image and not a 1080p image only?

Asked by: Jhediger
The AVR1510S only does HDCP 1.4. That's why it only provides 4K @ 30Hz and 1080p content. The AVR 1510S does not support HDCP 2.2 for 4K @ 60Hz and 2160p content. The AVR1510S has the capability to by-pass the signal coming from a 4K source to a 4K capable TV. As an alternative, run it through a HDCP 2.2 compliant HDMI switcher.
Answered by: Mario at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-01-12

Can a HDMI cable signal pass through to the TV when AVR is off

Asked by: WS_Alamo71
Hi, You will need to have the AVR turned on in order to have the audio signals passthrough.
Answered by: Mario at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-01-10

How do you utilize the 4k passthough? Also where do I find the software updates?!

Asked by: BRYAND
The AVR 1510S uses HDMI 1.4 so it does not support HDCP 2.2 for 4K @ 60Hz and 2160p content. The AVR 1510S has the capability to by-pass the signal coming from a 4K source to a 4K capable TV. As an alternative, run it through a HDCP 2.2 compliant HDMI switcher. You may find the software updates for all our H/K products on https://www.harmankardon.com/software.html
Answered by: Zoe at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-01-13

AVR1510S will support HKTS 16?

Asked by: bala
Yes, All of our available AVR's are compatible with the HKTS 16.
Answered by: Mario at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-12-23

Will it support subwoofer

Asked by: Wrw woody
Yes, The AVR 1510s is a 5.1 home theater system which has 2 front, 2 rear, 1 center and 1 sub-woofer ports for you to use.
Answered by: Mario at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-12-20

Will the AVR 1510S support a 2160p LED -Smart- 4K Ultra High Definition TV with High Dynamic Range? Need to know before I decide. Thank you.

Asked by: Brownizelady
The AVR 1510S does not support HDCP 2.2 for 4K @ 60Hz and 2160p content. The AVR 1510S has the capability to by-pass the signal coming from a 4K source to a 4K capable TV. As an alternative, run it through a HDCP 2.2 compliant HDMI switcher.
Answered by: Mario at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-12-26
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