Harman/Kardon DPR 1005 A/V Receiver and Paradigm Monitor v.4 Series Speaker System At A Glance & Ratings: Harman/Kardon DPR 1005 A/V Receiver

At A Glance: Harman/Kardon DPR 1005 A/V Receiver

Processing Modes: Dolby: Digital 5.1, EX, Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Headphone, Dolby Virtual Speaker
DTS: DTS, ES, 96/24, Neo:6
Other: Logic 7, VMAx. HDCD
THX Certification: No
Audio D/A Converter: 24-bit/192-kilohertz
Number of Amp Channels: 7
Power Rating (per channel): 70 watts, into 8 ohms
Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 4.5 x 17.3 x 18.8
Weight (pounds): 23.1
Price: $1,499

Inputs: Video: component video (2), S-video (5), composite video (5)
Audio: coaxial digital (2), optical digital (2), 7.1-channel analog (1), stereo analog (7)
Video: S-video (3), composite video (3)
Audio: coaxial digital (1), optical digital (1), stereo analog (3), 7.1 preamp (1)
RS-232 (1), A-BUS (1), infrared jacks (3)

These listings are based on the manufacturer's stated specs; the HT Labs box below indicates the gear's performance on our test bench.

Ratings: Harman/Kardon DPR 1005 A/V Receiver

Build Quality: 88
The receiver feels pretty solid overall, but the lightweight top cover is a tad flimsy
Cutting-edge styling

Value: 94
All-digital design minimizes digital-to-analog and analog-to-digital conversions
Extensive surround processing options

Features: 95
AV Sync maintains lip sync for all sources and flat-screen displays
Versatile bass management covers SACD/DVD-Audio inputs

Performance: 92
Sounds at home with movies and music
Dolby Headphone processor is a big plus for headphone users

Ergonomics: 88
Deep footprint needs more than 18.8 inches of shelf space
EzSet auto set-up only balances speaker volume levels

Overall Rating: 92
Harman's gorgeous 21st-century receiver is unusually easy to set up and use. This is one of the very few receivers we've reviewed that's equally adept with movies, CDs, and high-resolution audio formats.

General Information
DPR 1005 Receiver, $1,499
(516) 255-4545
Dealer Locator Code HAR