Harman Kardon launches two new networked AV receivers, the AVR2700 and AVR3700. Both receivers comes with built-in network capability and supports AirPlay and DLNA for wireless media streaming. They are future-proof with 4K pass-through and capability to upscale incoming video to 4K. Their HDMI inputs support 3D, CEC and Deep Color, and the 3700 adds two HDMI outputs as well.
The AVR2700 is a 7.1-channel receiver capable of delivering 100 watts per channel, while the AVR3700 is a little more powerful with 7.2-channel sound powered at 125-watt per channel. They support Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding. Both receivers feature multizone functionality for playing two different sound sources in two differnet zones. The AVR3700 even includes a Zone II remote control for users in the second zone to control music playback without having to leave the zone.
While both models support AirPlay and DLNA, the AVR2700 only gets Ethernet network support and the AVR3700 adds built-in WiFi capability. They also comes with vTuner Internet radio and has a front-panel USB port for playback from iOS devices, smartphones and tablets. The 3700 also includes full premap outputs.
You can get Harman Kardon’s AVR2700 and AVR3700 for $799.95 and $999.95, respectively.