AVR 1510S


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

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Lighter box. Bigger sound

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)


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 3.8 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sounds Great! Bought this at an unbelievably great price. The unit sounds unbelievable. HK lived up to their reputation for high quality. Customer support is top notch.
Date published: 2018-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't beat quality This is the third receiver that I have gotten from Harman Kardon and just like the others, very easy to set up and enjoying my surround sound
Date published: 2018-03-12
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
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I have just bought HKTS-16 (5.1 channel speakers). Now do I need this receiver too to play the system? I also want to know is this receiver good enough to run with those speakers? Plz advise thanks&nbsp;

Asked by: Nasjv
Yes, The HKTS&nbsp;is a set of 5 passive speakers and 1 powered sub-woofer. It does&nbsp;need a&nbsp;have a receiver that supports 5.1 channels to make them work. Rest assured that AVR 1510S is more than good enough to do the job.&nbsp; I can see that&nbsp;you've already submitted a case with us and one of our Customer Service Representatives would get in touch with you as soon as possible. Please reply to their communication if&nbsp;you&nbsp;need anything additional. Thank you.
Answered by: Rhae C
Date published: 2018-09-26

I have this receiver from 2014 or 2015. Can a 4K signal be input with a fire tv, and output the same 4K signal though to the tv?

Asked by: HD tester
The AVR1510S only does HDCP 1.4. That's why it only provides&nbsp;4K&nbsp;@ 30Hz and 1080p content. The&nbsp;AVR&nbsp;1510S&nbsp;does not support HDCP 2.2 for&nbsp;4K&nbsp;@ 60Hz and 2160p content. The AVR1510S, however, has the capability to by-pass the signal coming from a&nbsp;4K&nbsp;source to a&nbsp;4K&nbsp;capable TV. As an alternative, run it through a HDCP 2.2 compliant HDMI switcher.
Answered by: Rhae
Date published: 2018-09-19

I bought a harman/kardon receiver and I installed it but the volume is very low. What can be the problem?

Asked by: jsilva
We would like to work with you directly to help you with your issue. Please submit a case request at https://www.harmankardon.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you.
Answered by: Steve S
Date published: 2018-06-04

Hello. How you doing? I don't understand how to get the 4k pass through to work. Is it meant to be automatic?

Asked by: Mikemay2018
We would like to work with you directly. Please submit a case request at https://www.harmankardon.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you
Answered by: Dan E
Date published: 2018-05-15

i have 1510S receiver, i want to connect my bluetooth device into the AVR so that i can play songs via bluetooth, but how can i connect it into the AVR?

Asked by: russel
You can connect an&nbsp;external&nbsp;Bluetooth&nbsp;adapter which will enable you to stream audio wirelessly into the AVR1510S from any&nbsp;Bluetooth-equipped portable device, using the receiver's Analog inputs located at the back of the unit.&nbsp;If you encounter problems with the product, please submit a case request at https://www.harmankardon.com/support-contact.html&nbsp; and the Customer Service team will be more than happy to further assist you.
Answered by: Paul C
Date published: 2018-04-29

Can a turntable be hooked up to this? &nbsp;One without a preamp. &nbsp;Thank you.

Asked by: Steve D
The AVR does not have a Phono input to get it connected to a turntable. you may need to get an outboard phono preamp to connect your turntable and receiver together.
Answered by: Mario at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-03-30

Does this AVR have a pre amp output?

Asked by: Dfresh
The AVR 1510S has no pre-amp outputs.
Answered by: Jem G
Date published: 2018-03-23

I live in Africa. My main concern is whether I can purchase this receiver without worry that it will blow out. I've already lost a blu-ray player Also, I want to confirm that it is indeed possible to play music files from a hard drive via usb port.

Asked by: mmalloy77
Check your local electronics store or contact our regional support in Kenya through sending an email to info@harmanme.com, or you can submit a case online through a http://www.harmanhouse.com/index.php?route=information/contact. Yes, you can use a thumb drive to play music files on the receiver.
Answered by: Steve S
Date published: 2018-03-08
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