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Harman Shows XM-Ready AVR 740 Deck

9/05/2005 02:00:00 AM Eastern

Harmon Kardon's first and only XM-ready receiver is the AVR 740, which also controls iPods connected through an optional interface (see p. 1).

The A-BUS-ready 7x85-watt receiver streams XM programming to multiple rooms in an A-BUS distributed-audio system, but only one XM channel at a time can be streamed. It's the brand's first A/V receiver that up-scales 480i and 480p sources up to 1,080i through its HDMI output.

Other features include HDMI 1.1 input for a single-cable connection to a DVD-Audio player, USB port for PC connections, proprietary Logic 7 surround processing, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Headphone and Dolby Virtual Speaker. Automatic room equalization has been upgraded to apply equalization and time-delay compensation individually to two subwoofers operating in stereo.

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