Harman Kardon® AVR 1565 at a glance:
- HDMI® v.1.4a with 3-D, Deep Color
- 70-watt, 5-channel amplifier
- Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™ decoding
- Logic 7® processing
- Three HDMI inputs
- Extensive audio/video connectivity
- Color-coded binding post speaker connectors
- On-screen display (OSD)
- Dot-matrix display
- Multidevice, programmable/learning remote
- Headphone jack with HARMAN headphone surround mode
- Upgradable firmware via USB port
- Detachable IEC power cord
The A/V receiver for cost-conscious film lovers and audiophiles.
Welcome to the next dimension in home theater.
Bring the latest cutting-edge thrills to your living room with HDMI® v.1.4a with 3-D – as you experience the latest in 3-D home entertainment when combining the AVR 1565 with a 3-D TV and Blu-ray Disc™ recordings or cable or satellite sources. See your favorite films, TV shows and sporting events – broadcast in 3-D – with a depth never before experienced, and be blown away by this spectacular new dimension in home theater viewing. One of the most respected Harman Kardon® features has always been foresight, and by integrating HDMI v.1.4a with 3-D and Deep Color into its latest line of receivers, Harman Kardon engineering continues to be a leader in this area.
Power yourself to 5-channel surround sound.
If you’re going to kick-start the home theater of your dreams, a high-performance receiver – with at least five channels of surround-sound potential – is probably high on your wish list. That’s what the AVR 1565 delivers, offering 70 watts per channel and the ability to power a full 5-channel surround-sound system. It also features high-current capability (HCC) and an ultrawide-bandwidth amplifier design for accurate, dynamic sound – so your home system can produce virtually the same spectacular sound effects as your local cineplex.
Top-of-the-line audio technologies.
When it comes to getting the cleanest sound and picture imaginable, the AVR 1565 delivers high-resolution audio to match the high-resolution digital video of the Blu-ray Disc™ format. Unlock the full potential of your Blu-ray Disc recordings – or any streamed HD media – with Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™ decoding. No matter what mode or mood you’re in, you’ll hear audio the way its creators intended, as you immerse yourself in a 360-degree surround soundscape. The AVR 1565 also gives you 30 FM/AM station presets so you can enjoy all of your favorite music at the touch of a button.
Surround yourself with superior Logic 7® processing.
Offering multichannel sound for your movies, music and games, the AVR 1565 employs Harman Kardon® Logic 7® processing, which transforms conventional stereo sources (such as CDs, portable players and smart phones) into 5.1-channel surround sound using algorithms all our own. The result? Optimal audio quality that makes something good into something spectacular – while engulfing you in a 360-degree soundscape. Whether you’re listening to HDMI®, analog or component sources, Logic 7 technology allows you to experience the surrounding ambient sounds that are already in the stereo mixes by converting, or upmixing, two-channel stereo signals into five- or seven-channel signals. This ensures you’ll get a superior entertainment experience.
Enjoy extensive video connectivity.
The AVR 1565 is equipped with three HDMI® inputs – enough to connect your entire system digitally. Highlighted by HDMI v.1.4a with 3-D and Deep Color, the AVR 1565 maximizes your audio/video performance, reducing connection confusion while ensuring the greatest chance for compatibility with whatever audio/video equipment you’re trying to connect. In addition, the AVR 1565 also has one component and three composite video inputs, which connect to legacy video sources – and it even transcodes component video to HDMI video with a single connection to the TV. In other words, it’s easier than ever to receive a high-definition signal from whatever video sources you want to be connected to.
Exhilarating audio – from practically any source.
With three digital audio inputs and six analog inputs, the AVR 1565 ensures connecting the AVR 1565 to digital and analog recorders, you can experience a more exhilarating blend of music options than you might have thought possible. You can also connect the AVR 1565 to a powered subwoofer (through the subwoofer pre-out) to generate some serious bass while benefitting from triple-crossover bass management. There’s also a 1/8-inch (3.5-millimeter) stereo auxiliary input for portable music players.
Make all the right connections.
By integrating color-coded-binding post speaker connectors into its design, the AVR 1565 simplifies speaker connection, helping you avoid any frustrating connection errors. In addition, the AVR 1565 provides secure connections, accepting banana connectors, pin connectors and bare wire – so you have flexibility when it comes to selecting speaker cables.
Enjoy private listening through a headphone jack.
With 5.1 channels and 70 watts of power per channel, the AVR 1565 can help fill any room of the house with the spectacular sounds of Hollywood entertainment. But what if you want to have a more intimate, private listening experience? Then you’ll want to use the AVR 1565 headphone jack with HARMAN headphone surround mode, which creates a realistic 5.1-channel surround-sound experience from a single set of stereo headphones. Benefit from one-on-one listening – without sacrificing any precious sound quality – as you experience Hollywood thrills without disturbing others.
Easy-to-navigate on-screen display.
In addition to its impressive list of cutting-edge features, the AVR 1565 also has easy to navigate setup menus, making the receiver easy to set up and use – even for novices. Offering simplicity, connectivity and superb quality, the on-screen display makes communicating with your AVR 1565 a surprisingly uncomplicated experience.
Take control with a multi-device, programmable/learning remote.
There’s nothing more frustrating than a coffee table stacked with more remote controls than coffee-table books. That’s why the AVR 1565 simplifies your life by including a multidevice, programmable remote control that’s capable of directing your TV, cable boxes, satellite tuners and home theater. With its impressive ergonomic design, the remote controls on-screen display guides you through system setup – to get you up and running with the greatest of ease.
Upgrade your system with ease.
Keep your AVR 1565 up to date by upgrading it through a USB port. This will simplify and improve its operation and ensure your AVR 1565 is consistently running in line with its potential. It’s the perfect way to protect your investment.
Set up your system with ease.
To help you simplify system installation, your AVR 1565 comes with a detachable IEC power cord – a high-performance hookup for high-powered A/V receiver components. Find the best possible space configuration for your AVR 1565 inside your living room or home theater, and gain great flexibility along the way. You can also run the power cord to the installation site before installing the AVR 1565 unit, which makes installing the unit much easier than ever.
Harman Kardon® sound – a legacy of achievement.
The Harman Kardon® AVR 1565 is the perfect home theater component for consumers looking to experience a high-quality A/V receiver with cutting-edge capabilities – including 3-D. Striking the balance between modern design, versatility and audio ingenuity, the AVR 1565 is a true embodiment of the Harman Kardon spirit of innovation – a tradition celebrated by home theater enthusiasts across the world for almost 60 years.
From the world’s first stereo receiver (the Festival® TA230) to the multimedia masterpiece that became part of the permanent collection at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art (the SoundSticks® desktop audio system), Harman Kardon engineers have consistently advanced the science of sound, developing magnificent audio products that are dedicated to quality, durability and generating rave reviews from audiophiles.
What’s in the box.
- Harman Kardon® AVR 1565 audio/video receiver
- Multidevice programmable/learning remote control
- AM loop antenna
- FM antenna
- Three AAA batteries
- IEC power cord