AVR 151S


375-watt, 5.1-channel, networked audio/video receiver

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This 375-watt, high-performance, 5.1-channel A/V receiver makes your music, movies and shows sound better than ever. Whether it’s your Blu-ray™ player, HD cable set-top box or game console, you want the best picture quality and sound. And you need one simple way to connect them all. The Harman Kardon® AVR 151S is a 5.1-channel, networked audio/video receiver that provides you with four 3D-ready HDMI® inputs. Plug them in once, and you’re all set. With built-in Spotify Connect feature, you can stream directly Music from your Spotify premium account on your phone, tablet or computer on the same network, and built-in vTuner™ Internet radio connects you to a whole world of online audio entertainment. Versatile and muscular, the AVR 151S can pump out up to 375 watts; with it, you’ll hear powerful audio with all the clarity you’ve come to love from Harman Kardon products. The receiver is lighter, too, thanks to HARMAN GreenEdge™ certification. You’ll experience serious power, only now in an environmentally friendly form factor. And if you’re one of those who enjoy even more control, the Harman Kardon Remote app is available for download – giving you the freedom to control your home theater experience from the comfort of your own device. Sleek, light and powerful, the Harman Kardon AVR 151S is the perfect balance between versatility and beautiful sound.

Item# AVR 151S

General Specifications

Power Requirement 220V - 240V AC, 50Hz/60Hz
Dimensions (H x W x D – Metric/English) 121mm x 440mm x 300mm (4-3/4” x 17-5/16” x 11-13/16”)
Weight (Metric/English) 4.6kg (10 lb)

Audio Specifications

Stereo Power 75W per channel, two channels driven @ 6/8 ohms, 1kHz
Multichannel Power(all channels driven) 75W per channel, two channels driven @ 6/8 ohms, 1kHz
High Instantaneous Current Capability 25 Amps
Signal-to-noise Ratio (IHF-A) 75 dB
Slew Rate 40V/sec

Video Specifications

Television Format PAL
Input Level/Impedance 1Vp-p/75 ohms
Output Level/Impedance 1Vp-p/75 ohms
Video Frequency Response (Composite/S-Video) 10Hz – 8MHz (–3dB)
HDMI Version 2.0 + 3D ready
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Spec Sheet (EN)

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  • 1 Harman Kardon AVR 151S A/V receiver
  • 1 programmable remote control
  • 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
AVR 151S is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So easy to use I bought this 2 weeks ago had a little trouble setting up, the arc is really difficult to connect when it should be so simple, there must be a 'handshake' problem, then used the digital optical cable and the sound is great, very happy with it
Date published: 2018-02-14
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Hi. I would like to ask, that is an option to play sounds wireless with youtube app on andriod phone without bluetooth? I know that i can play sounds with Spotify via DLNA, but i prefer youtube. Thank you in advance.

Asked by: Patrik91
It is unfortunately not possible to stream YouTube music to the AVR, this is only possible when paired via Bluetooth. You would need either a smart TV with the YouTube app, a media player such as a Apple TV or Chromecast connected to one of the HDMI input ports on the AVR. If you would like any more information please submit a case request at https://www.harmankardon.co.uk/support-product.html and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you.
Answered by: JuliaB
Date published: 2018-12-11

Hello.Play 4k video with 60fps with HDR? I have UHD player and Samsung TV with HDR.

Asked by: Petr 1979
Hi, and thank you for your interest! No, this model cannot pass 4k material. If you look at the bigger models, they can pass 4k, but only self-produced or unprotected material, since none of them support HDCP2.2.
Answered by: Bo HARMAN
Date published: 2018-11-12

I just bought a AVR151S and it sgreat except the Spotify connection seems slow and audio cuts in and out at times like it has not buffered correctly...I have other internet speakers on the network that I can cast to and the work without lag..help!

Asked by: Jacko686
Hi Jacko, Thank you for your email. Sorry to hear about your recent experience with our product. Please try disconnecting all other network devices, and then try testing again and see if the connection is better now. If not, then try with a new cable and reboot your router. In case you are still experience issues with your AVR 151S then contact our customer service at customer.support@harman.com
Answered by: Danny HARMAN
Date published: 2018-10-15

Hi! Is it possible to listen to Spotify Connect while passing a video-signal through HDMI? Everytime I start a song via Spotify Connect it jumps to a black screen with the song-title and artist-name... Best regards, Håkon

Asked by: haak
Hi This is not possible. You can only output one input source at the time. So if your input source is HDMI and that signal needs to go somewhere, you can't have a 2nd input source signal playing at the same time. This would require a 2nd sound and video processor in the AVR ( basically a 2nd AVR ).
Answered by: Kay Harman
Date published: 2018-08-23

Hello. I bought this receiver just now,when I push on the power button (without connecting the speakers yet) the main power led turns to white for a second and then it turn to blinking amber color.

Asked by: Anonymous
Hi I would like to advise to set up the complete system first, make sure the speakers are connected, and you have your TV connected with an HDMI cable. You will then be able to see the menu on the TV and set up the product. If you run into any issues during the initial setup, please contact our Customer Support
Answered by: Kay Harman
Date published: 2018-06-14

Hi, have this reciever an Multiroom - multizone support..?

Asked by: Kuno23
Hello. No, for Zone 2 capability, you must go to AVR 171S.
Answered by: Bo HARMAN
Date published: 2018-05-27

What is the difference between AVR 151 and AVR 151S receiver models?

Asked by: bkumar
Hi A couple of things have been changed, including new industry codecs for video and audio have been added, the processor and memory are faster, the system has been optimized for power consumption to meet with the EU regulations, and the AVR151S supports Spotify Connect. Of course these aren't the only changes, but they are the most noticeable. If you require more information, please contact our Customer Support.
Answered by: Kay Harman
Date published: 2018-05-12

Is the AVR 151S compatible with DAB radio?

Asked by: carlolt
Hi, Thank you for your question. The AVR 151S does not support DAB radio, only FM radio or vTuner internet radio is.
Answered by: Danny HARMAN
Date published: 2018-03-11
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