AVR 1610S


425-watt, 5.1-channel, networked AVR with Bluetooth connectivity

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Transform your living space into your own private screening room.

This 425-watt, high-performance, 5.1-channel A/V receiver gives you more ways to connect to your favorite music, movies and shows. There are countless ways to access and store your favorite media, from external hard drives to set-top cable boxes to smartphones. But if your home audio/video receiver doesn’t give you options for connecting to those media, it’s borderline useless. The Harman Kardon® AVR 1610S gives you a simple way to connect to everything you love. This 425-watt, 5.1-channel, networked audio/video receiver is loaded with options that let you access your media. It features five 3D-ready HDMI® 2.0 inputs, including one compatible with MHL, so you’ll have more than enough ways to access content on your HD cable box, Blu-ray™ player, MHL-equipped portable devices. It also includes Spotify Connect and HARMAN TrueStream Bluetooth® technology so you can stream high-fidelity audio from your mobile devices. Regarding sound, the AVR 1610S features our exclusive Natural Sound Processing (NSP), which creates a rich, enveloping sound from any source – particularly with two-channel streaming content. And to get the very best sound based on your speakers and listening environment, its new EZSet/EQ™ III process automatically calibrates the system. And with HARMAN GreenEdge™ technology, the AVR 1610S Sis environmentally friendly, too.

Item# AVR 1610S

General Specifications

Stereo Power 85W per channel, two channels driven @ 6/8 ohms, 20Hz – 20kHz, <0.1% THD
Multichannel Power 85W per channel, two channels driven @ 6/8 ohms, 20Hz – 20kHz, <0.1% THD
High Instantaneous Current Capability (HCC) ±29 amps
Transient Intermodulation Distortion (TIM) Unmeasurable
Slew Rate 40V/sec
Power Requirement 120V AC / 60Hz
Power Consumption <0.5W (standby); 450W maximum

Audio Specifications

Input Sensitivity/Impedance 250mV/27k ohms
Signal-to-noise ratio (IHF-A) 100dB
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) 425μV
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 2.0 Supports up to 4K x 2K
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Spec Sheet

English 1 MB
  • 1 Harman Kardon® AVR 1610S A/V receiver
  • 1 programmable remote control
  • 1 EzSet/EQ III microphone with 22' (6.7m) cable
  • 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 1610S is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great AVR! I purchased this product about 8 months ago after spending a great deal of time researching the products available that met the requirements I was looking for and within my budget. For my needs of an AVR, I was looking for a few key features that included 1) the ability to connect to my T.V. via HDMI with 4k and 3D pass through. 2) The ability to connect Roku directly to the AVR. (an option that I did not realize I was looking for until I purchased the 1610S and found that I don't think I could live without now.) 3) Spotify connect. 4) Bluetooth connectivity. 5) Highest quality sound with good separation and low distortion. 6) Network connectivity. The 1610S was one of many products that offered the features I was looking for, but one of only a hand full that fit into my budget. This is the first Harman Kardon product that I have ever owned, but I had heard that they were a high-quality product and the fact that they offered the features that I was looking for and fit my budget I felt made them one of the more obvious choices. I do admit though, that part of my decision was influenced by the fact that I had never owned an HK product and wanted to find out if they were all they were cracked up to be. I was a little skeptical at first since the 1610S' price was what I would consider quite reasonable and to be honest a lot less than other options out there offering the same features and of brands that I've had experience with before. I was afraid that at that price the sound quality was not going to be what I was looking for or that some of the features would not function properly and since I purchased online with no way to demo the product I was taking a chance on it, but made sure I had the option to return if unhappy with it. So, now the review. I could probably have made this review very short and saved anyone who reads it a lot of time by just saying "Exceptional product" or "Highly satisfied customer" but I just don't think that would do it any justice. I have been happy with this AVR since I took it out of the box. The first thing I noticed is that the 1610S is one of the sexiest looking units I have ever seen. It's very simple, not busy looking at all and very classy. The unit is not as big as a lot of the others out there, so fits nicely in just about any system. Because of its size, it doesn't stand out in the room drawing attention to its self, but when you do look at it you can tell your looking at a quality product. What does make it stand out though is the quality and clarity of the sound. The sound separation is amazing and I have not been able to hear any noticeable distortion at all, even at the highest volume levels that I've been willing to take my speaker system too and it will crank and is crystal clear all the way up. Movies have never sounded better, I'm finding I now enjoy types of music that I've never before found pleasurable to listen too. I've even tried out genres or music that I've never been into before, just to see how they sounded and found myself drawn in for hours such as classical. Yeah, I know. What?!? I even took the day off from work/school the day it arrived because I first tried it out listening to Metallica S&M and couldn't pull myself away because I was hearing things that I've never heard before. I know, slacker right. But hey, don't judge till you try it yourself. To wrap this long drawn-out review of the HK1610S up I will just say that this is the best looking and sounding system I've ever owned. I know there are others out there that could probably top it, but, for the price and the features included at that price, it's a win. The Spotify connect sounds great (better than Bluetooth) and the Roku feature is very nice, not something that I was looking for, just happened to be a feature that I'm glad I have now. So, in closing, I would highly recommend this AVR. Don't think because of it's price that you are getting a discount product. It is a quality AVR and everything about it says so. It's just a great deal.
Date published: 2018-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AVR 1610S replaced AVR 120 My AVR 120 died after 16 Years. Just shows the quality of the HK family of equipment. The 1610S is driving a self designed KLIPSCH (not the new stuff)surround environment. The setup process is pretty straight forward and took less than an hour to complete. The automatic speaker setup alone is worth the price, saved a lot of time. I went for the full setup connecting my VIZIO M60-C3, SONY BDP-BX58 BlueRay DVD Player, Satellite Receiver, and my JVC QL-5 turntable (pre-amp required, and yes, I will not give up my vinyl). The onscreen setup process is character based so no GUI and is simple to navigate. If you are looking to upgrade or a first timer, the 1610S is a good starting point. Good Power, excellent sound, and ease of operation. I've been running HK and KLIPSCH for 38 years, so unless your one of those 1%'ers (McIntosh , you know who you are, and I wish I was one) this is a solid piece of equipment, I highly Recommend it.
Date published: 2018-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent I did a lot of research before I purchased this ,its perfect for my needs , sold my factory recall Onkyo TX-NR515 for parts ,Onkyo lasted only 3years ,I am pretty sure this will last longer. perfect sound with my Klipsch HD 600 speakers ,it really sounds excellent ,very happy with it
Date published: 2018-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice piece So far very good buy. Happy!!! Have good features.
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything we wanted and more! I bought this for my husband who is a serious audiophile. I knew his checklist of features and sought them in this product. The quality has blown us away and we hit all of his needs with even a few delightful surprises!
Date published: 2017-03-13
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does this receiver support network DNLA playback like the HK 3770?

Asked by: pizzaboy314
Yes it does.
Answered by: Mario at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-11-25

Will the AVR 1610S be &quot;high Current&quot; enough to drive my JBL L166 speakers? Is there a better choice? I am replacing an AVR 210.

Asked by: RedBeard
The AVR 1610s drives 85 watts per channel while the L166 can handle up to 75 watts which is exceeding a little bit. We would suggest the AVR 1510s since it drives 75 watts which is perfect for the JBL L166.
Answered by: Mario at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-11-19

What is the AVG power draw for 2 (L&amp;R Channel) speakers at a low volume

Asked by: Neekman
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: Mario at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-08-03

AVR is linked via HDMI cable from HTPC and TV, Plays all content including DVD except for Nteflix, play a show and bluescreen appears with sound still ok. Turn AVR off and on and it plays ok until next episode starts and same problem. any ideas please.

Asked by: Bigfula
We would like to work with you directly to help with your inquiry. Please submit a case request at https://www.harmankardon.com/support-knowledgebase.html and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you.
Answered by: Minete
Date published: 2018-05-07

Does this unit work as an mp3 player thru a USB flash drive

Asked by: jjacksonqhs62
Yes, The AVR 1610s plays MP3 music through the USB flashdrive. If you have further question, 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: Mario at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-11-16

Does it have a Mic Inputs? I want to be able to do Karaoke.

Asked by: Jnok
Hi! No, the AVR 1610S does not have a microphone input to plug a&nbsp;microphone.
Answered by: Nick F
Date published: 2018-03-21

Does this product cover the international warranty, probably I&rsquo;m going to use in INDIA.

Asked by: BalaKrishnan
The warranty for Harman products are only valid in the country of purchase. We do not have international nor cross geographical&nbsp;warranty on our products.
Answered by: Steve S
Date published: 2018-03-03

All my source devices (DVD, Cable, VCR) are all connected to my TV, so I will NOT BE using the HDMI inputs on the AVR, I only want to connect my TV&rsquo;s optical back to the AVR&rsquo;s optical connector. So in this basic configuration can you skip the source setup

Asked by: Guitar Man
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: Mario at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-02-26
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