BDS 885S


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 885S is a high-performance, 5.1-channel, 525-watt, 4K upscaling 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 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 885S is a definitive audio solution best placed at the center of tomorrow’s connected home.

Item# BDS 885S

General Specifications

Power requirement 100 – 240V AC, 50/60Hz
Power consumption 90W maximum; <0.5W standby
Frequency response @ 1W 20Hz – 20kHz, ±0.5dB
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Spec Sheet (EN)

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  • 1 x Harman Kardon BDS 580S
  • 1 x HKTS 65 loudspeaker system
  • 1 x Programmable Remote Control
  • 1 x EzSet/EQ III microphone with 22' (6.7m) cable
  • 2 x AAA batteries
  • 1 x FM radio antenna
  • 2 x wireless network antennas
  • 1 x 6' (1.8m) region-specific IEC power cord
  • 1 x 3’ (0.9m) HDMI cable
  • 5 x Speaker Cables
  • 1 x Wireless transmitter for subwoofer with power supply
  • 4 x Satellite Speaker Wall-Mount Brackets

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BDS 885S is rated 1.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not satisfied The sound quality of the speakers is great, but the BD885 is disappointing. Sound equalization management is complicated. The audio modes proposed are scarce. Sometimes I prefer to hear the sound from the TV speakers than the BDS because the "voice" is even dark and unclear. The system then gave me some problems. If the system is switched off for more than two days, I can not turn it on with the remote and I need to turn it off from the back switch, wait five seconds and turn it on again. From a few days, the subwoofer does not work. Really disappointed. I've always loved high quality systems. I was hoping to make it with this product, but I really regret it.
Date published: 2017-06-28
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Does the Hdmi arc support 4k throughout? Example. 4k capabele media streamer - &gt; bds 580 - &gt; 4k uhd tv Joey

Asked by: Blacknl
Hi Yes, it does support 4K passthrough, but only for non-HDCP protected material ( HDCP 2.2 is not supported ). You will need HDMI 2.0 cables from and to all devices ( streaming device -&gt;BDS-&gt;TV ).
Answered by: Kay Harman
Date published: 2018-05-16

Can the manual equaliser be used for ChromeCast media? ie non-Spotify music and streaming video?

Asked by: Johnnostockholm
Hi thank you for the question. You have asked a question on BDS 885S - regarding Chromecase. The BDS doesn't support Chrome-cast - so the Equalizer function for ChromeCast will have no effect through the BDS. if you have further questions regarding your product, please feel welcome to contact our help-desk who will gladly assist you.
Answered by: Mogens
Date published: 2017-10-17

2nd question: Several early reviews identified a problem with a loss wifi contact when the system goes to standby, requiring a hard reset. Has this been resolved through a firmware update?

Asked by: Johnnostockholm
Hi Thank you for the question We are sorry to hear that you are experiencing issues with your product. first - There are no firmware updates for the product in question. The problem of loss of Wi-fi connection after Stand-by if not a common issue. It is natural that the wifi connection is interrupted when the BDS is set into standby mode - and that the BDS cannot be reactivated by Airplay for instance. If you have further questions regarding you product, please feel welcome to contact our help-desk.
Answered by: Mogens
Date published: 2017-10-17

just want to know the two rear speakers are wireless or not, otherwise i will buy 485 instead of 885

Asked by: Mack Leung
Hi. Sorry no, the rear speakers are normal, wired versions. Presently we have no complete home cinema systems with wireless rear speakers.
Answered by: Bo HARMAN
Date published: 2017-10-17

does your blueray player upscale dvds

Asked by: jaybob67
Hi, Thank you for the interest in our BDS system. Yes, only the internal player can upscale the signal to 4K. If you need more assistance, please contact our helpdesk.
Answered by: Danny HARMAN
Date published: 2017-10-17

hello, can i learn what is new in bds 885s over bds 880? thank you

Asked by: abuberoglu
Hi abuberoglu. The S version can be used as a Spotify Connect speaker. That is the only difference. The main unit is named BDS 280 and 280S for the stereo version, BDS 580 and 580S for the surround version.
Answered by: Bo HARMAN
Date published: 2017-10-17

Hello,&nbsp; - Can I customize equalization? - If I wanted to increase the volume of single rear left speaker, I could do it? - Why this product is not sold in Italy? - If I will bought in germany, I always the guarantee? Many thanks! :)

Asked by: Franco74
Hi, Thank you for your interest in our BDS system. There is adjustable bass and treble in our BDS system and our Ezset EQ feature, which by a microphone (included) will listen to the room environment and adjust all speakers to perform the best way possible. There is also manual setup, where you can adjust speakers volume to your desire level and so on. If you buy the product in Germany, then you will have warranty in Germany and not in Italy. We can not comment on why it is not being sold in Italy sorry. If you have any other questions, please contact our helpdesk for further assistance.
Answered by: Danny HARMAN
Date published: 2017-10-17

Hi, What is difference between &nbsp;Harman Kardon BDS 885S and&nbsp;BDS 880? Thank you

Asked by: Alik
Hi, Thank you for your interest in our BDS system. The only difference is that the 885S model, has Spotify Connect built-in. The speaker set included are the exact same. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact our helpdesk.
Answered by: Danny HARMAN
Date published: 2017-10-17
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