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 3.9 out of 5 by 9.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Sound Solution The 1610S connected to the HKTS 30 surround sound system is the perfect solution to our problem of creating music and media sound that stimulates or soothes and relaxes in a 1200 sf great room with a soaring 26 ft. ceiling. I appreciate HK 's technical guidance in selecting a sound system perfect for our home.
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks and sounds great Happy in every way. Hooked to 2 JBL ES90'S 2 JBL ES20'S 1 JBL ES25C and a JBL 560 SUB' Fantastic for money spent.
Date published: 2016-04-05
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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

Can you connect analog VCR audio/video cables to the AVR 1610s receiver?

Asked by: Guitar Man
Yes, the AVR 1610S has provision for analog audio/video cables through RCA ports in the rear.
Answered by: Steve S
Date published: 2018-02-07

If I want to use it in a country where the power is 220V / 50 Hz, is the unit will work fine if I use the step down transformer without the frequency converter to 60 Hz?

Asked by: Maman
Although you can use a step down transformer, the power frequency will be dropped to 50Hz compared to 60Hz (US). This will cause the unit to run a bit hotter and you my experience some humming due to the change in frequency. With that said, I would not recommend using this in another country with different voltage. Please purchase the AVR in the country where you will use it.
Answered by: Mario at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-01-30

My unit used to go to sleep after I would turn off my TV. And it has stopped doing that. Any solutions?

Asked by: Lee B
I have the same problem. Unplug the AVR (reset the AVR)
Answered by: Brettctfsgh
Date published: 2018-01-11

1. Is there a way to dim or shut off the bright light around the volume knob? Is there a way to eliminate the screen display of the volume adjustment?

Asked by: Bkarl
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: 2018-02-26

is the front usb compatible with an iPod classic?

Asked by: bstaven
You can connect an Apple device, such as an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch directly to the front-panel USB jack of the AVR1610S and playback without the need for an external adapter.
Answered by: Steve S
Date published: 2017-12-20

Does this AVR have a subwoofer output that is low-pass filtered?

Asked by: BGHNYC
Yes. The Subwoofer out of the AVR 1610s can be made to be a low-pass filter. If you need further assistance,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: 2017-12-13
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