Item# HOMETH1500
Harman/Kardon

Home Theater 1500

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5.1-channel, surround-sound home theater with subwoofer


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Harman Kardon® and JBL® audio technologies combine with 3D video in the Home Theater 1500. A Harman Kardon AVR 1565 high-definition audio/video receiver offers Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™ surround-sound decoding, as well as HDMI® inputs with 3D support and Deep Color technology, to elevate your viewing experience dramatically. Multiple HDMI connectors, as well as component and composite video inputs, allow flexible connections to your choice of audio and video sources, including the latest 3D-capable Blu-ray Disc™ players. Even lower-quality recordings receive an audio upgrade via proprietary Logic 7® processing, a HARMAN-exclusive technology that transforms stereo audio sources into realistic, 5.1-channel surround sound. Carefully voice-matched JBL Cinema 300 satellite and dual-driver center speakers get the most out of any soundtrack by surrounding you with pulse-quickening music, riveting sound effects and crisp, distinct dialogue, while the down-firing subwoofer delivers the deep bass that you have been craving. And don’t forget the programmable/learning remote control, which can command not just the Home Theater 1500 system but also your TV, satellite tuner and/or cable box. This system has everything that a home entertainment system could need, and then some.

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  • 1 AVR 1565 receiver
  • 1 programmable remote control
  • 1 AM loop antenna with 2' (0.6m) cable
  • 1 FM antenna with 6' (1.8m) cable
  • 3 AAA batteries
  • 1 6' (1.8m) IEC AC power cord
  • Owner’s manual
  • 4 satellite speakers
  • 1 center-channel speaker
  • 1 powered subwoofer
  • 1 15' (4.5m) RCA cable to connect subwoofer to A/V receiver
  • 3 15' (4.5m) speaker wires for center, left and right satellite speakers
  • 2 30' (9.0m) speaker wires for surround speakers
  • 9 wall-mounting hardware components for center and satellite speakers

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The AVR 1565 is a powerful, feature-rich receiver that includes HDMI inputs with 3D support and Deep Color technology, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding with Logic 7 processing. Five amplifiers rated at 70 watts per channel power the left, right, center and surround loudspeakers. The result is an exhilarating, fully immersive 5.1-channel soundscape for movies, TV shows and video games. With three HDMI ports and extensive video and audio connectivity, the AVR 1565 is also a perfect complement to your Blu-ray Disc player.

By immersing you in the action with four 100-watt surround-sound satellite speakers and a dedicated, 100-watt center-channel speaker, the Cinema 300 theater system delivers the full impact of a movie soundtrack. All the 3-inch (75-millimeter) low-frequency transducers feature PolyPlas™ cones, while 1-inch (25-millimeter) titanium-laminate dome tweeters handle the high frequencies.

Realistic, high-impact bass is essential for everything from hip-hop music to movie sound effects. The Cinema 300’s subwoofer features a fast-moving, 8-inch (200-millimeter) woofer and 150 watts of amplification for clean, lifelike low frequencies. Subwoofer phase, level and bass-boost controls permit easy tuning of bass performance to match room acoustics.

Three HDMI inputs with 3D and 30/36-bit Deep Color deliver high-definition digital video at resolutions up to 1080p with full-fidelity audio through a single cable. There is no loss of video or audio quality because of format conversion, just full-impact Hollywood excitement as its creators meant you to experience it.

The AVR 1565 receiver delivers high-resolution audio to match the digital video of Blu-ray Disc and DVD formats, unlocking the full potential of movie soundtracks formatted with Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio coding. No matter what mode or mood you are in, you will always hear playback at its finest.

The Home Theater 1500 receiver simplifies your life with a programmable infrared (IR) remote control. The remote’s ergonomic design works seamlessly with the receiver’s multilingual on-screen display, guiding you through the system-setup process with consummate ease. The multidevice remote can also control your TV, cable boxes, satellite tuners and all other playback sources.

Logic 7 technology transforms a stereo input into full 5.1-channel surround sound, courtesy of proprietary algorithms that make any audio source – HDMI, analog, component, composite or computer-based audio from a USB connection – truly spectacular. The result is optimal quality and a superior, enveloping experience that engulfs you in a 360-degree soundscape.

In addition to three HDMI digital ports, the AVR 1565 receiver features one component and three composite video inputs that connect directly to legacy video sources – the receiver even transcodes component video to HDMI with a single connection to your TV. In this way, it is easier than ever to receive a high-definition signal from whatever video sources you select, including Blu-ray Disc, DVD and portable-music players.

Exemplifying the balance among high style, modern design and audio ingenuity, the AVR 1565 receiver fully embodies the spirit of Harman Kardon innovation, a legacy that discerning audio enthusiasts have revered for almost 60 years. Harman Kardon engineers have consistently advanced the science of sound, developing products that are dedicated to quality, durability and, most importantly, generating rave reviews from audiophiles.

Frequency Range (kHz)
520 – 1720kHz
Frequency Range (MHz)
87.5 – 108.0MHz
Frequency Response
10Hz – 130kHz (+0dB/–3dB)
Multichannel Power (all channels driven)
70W per channel,two channels driven @8 ohms, 1kHz, less than 0.9% THD
Power requirement:
120V AC/60Hz
Usable Sensitivity (IHF)
1.3µV/13.2dBf
Input Sensitivity/Impedance
200mV/47k ohms
High Instantaneous Current Capability
±25 amps
Input level/impedance
1Vp-p/75 ohms
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (Mono/Stereo)
70dB/68dB
Stereo Power
70W per channel,two channels driven @8 ohms, 1kHz, less than 0.9% THD
Output Level/Impedance
1Vp-p/75 ohms
Signal-to-noise Ratio (IHF-A)
45dB
Signal-to-noise Ratio (IHF-A) (dB)
100dB
Distortion
0.80%
Transient intermodulation distortion (TIM):
Unmeasurable
Distortion (Mono/Stereo)
0.2%/0.3%
Usable Sensitivity (Loop)
500µV
Stereo Separation @ 1kHz (dB)
40dB @ 1kHz
Selectivity
30dB
Selectivity ±400kHz (dB)
70dB
Power Consumption (Standby)
less than 0.5W (standby);280W maximum
Image Rejection (dB)
80dB
Television Format
NTSC
IF Rejection (dB)
90dB
Video Frequency Response (Component Video)
10Hz – 8MHz (–3dB)

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