BDS 685S


5.1-channel, 525-watt, 4K Blu-ray Disc™ System with Spotify Connect, AirPlay and Bluetooth® technology

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Home theater comes alive with tomorrow’s wireless HD technology.

The new Harman Kardon BDS 685S is a high-performance, 5.1-channel, 525-watt, 4K Blu-ray home theater system that seamlessly spans the divide between traditional and digital media technologies. Upscale your Blu-Ray discs and home theater components to magnificent 4K upscaling video resolution for your UHD TV. Or stream content wirelessly with Spotify Connect, Bluetooth®, Airplay, DLNA and built-in apps like YouTube. Featuring extensive audio and video support for all your media needs, BDS 685S is a definitive audio solution best placed at the center of tomorrow’s connected home.

Item# BDS 685S

General Specifications

Power requirement 100 – 240V AC, 50/60Hz
Power consumption <0.5W standby, 90W maximum
Total System Power 525 Watts
Signal-to-noise ratio (IHF-A) –90dB
Frequency range 87.5MHz – 108.0MHz (US and EU)
Usable sensitivity IHF >14dBf

Video Specifications

Television Format PAL
HDMI™ version 1.4b With 3-D and 30/36-bit Deep Color
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Spec Sheet (EN)

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  • 1 Harman Kardon BDS 580S
  • 1 HKTS 9 loudspeaker system
  • 1 Programmable Remote Control
  • 1 EzSet/EQ III microphone with 22' (6.7m) cable
  • 2 AAA batteries
  • 1 FM radio antenna
  • 2 wireless network antennas
  • 1 6' (1.8m) region-specific IEC power cord
  • 1 3’ (0.9m) HDMI cable
  • 5 Speaker Cables
  • 1 Subwoofer Cable
  • 4 Satellite Speaker Wall-Mount Brackets

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BDS 685S is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing quality and sound Previously I had a soy home cinema system which was very nice but Harman kardon is absolutely amazing. So happy with the look, quality and the sound is so rich and detailed. I give 5 stars all the way
Date published: 2017-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic system This is the best piece of kit i've ever bought, the sound is amazing and it looks stylish.
Date published: 2017-04-21
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Hi Di speakers are they wireless thanks.

Asked by: DANNY771897
Hi No, these are all wired speakers.
Answered by: Kay Harman
Date published: 2017-11-08

Can i link this system to my PC and PS4?

Asked by: frank1981
Hi Frank, Yes, it has HDMI input where you attach the PC (via HDMI) and PS4, then switch to one of the sources on the remote and should be displayed on your TV screen. If you need more help, please contact our helpdesk.
Answered by: Danny HARMAN
Date published: 2017-10-17

Hi What's the main difference between the BDS685S and the BDS 885S. Also are the speakers wireless?&nbsp;

Asked by: INDAYARD
Hi, Thank you for your question! The only difference between these two sets are the speakers included. For the BDS685S, you will receive a speaker set called HKTS 9. For the BDS885S, you will receive a speaker set called HKTS 65, where the subwoofer is wireless. None of the speakers are wireless, only the subwoofer in the HKTS 65 set is. Depending on your need, and what you want to use wireless speakers for, then we offer our Wireless HD Audio system called OMNI. They are all wireless speakers, meant for streaming music over WiFi or Bluetooth. They are not meant for TV use or in a combination with the BDS system. I hope this was enough for you, if you need more information, please contact our helpdesk.
Answered by: Danny HARMAN
Date published: 2017-10-17

I am considering purchasing the BDS685S is it compatible with a SAMSUNG HD TV with phono sound connections and digital optical audio, but without ARC, thank you

Asked by: john17
will the omni 10 speakers connect to this system for multi room sound? Thank you
Answered by: john18
Date published: 2017-10-17

Hi, Is this a 525 watt system as in the specs or is it 325 watts as before. Many thanks Dave.

Asked by: Davetebbs
Hi Dave. Basically, this BDS offers a total of 325 watts from its internal amplifiers. There are 5 of them, each one a 65 watt amp. We have added the 200 watts of the active subwoofer to this figure, since this is the how many watts the complete systems places at your disposal. We hope this is a satisfactory answer.
Answered by: Harman supp
Date published: 2017-10-17

Hi, when will the BDS 685S system be available for sale again? Also the BDS 680 system is sold out, will there be a replacement for both? I'm more interested in the BDS 685S system as it has the 4K compatibility as well as Bluetooth. Kind regards Wayne.

Asked by: JBravo333
&quot;In stock and ready to ship&quot; as we speak.
Answered by: Alec
Date published: 2017-10-17
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