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Harman Kardon BDS 685

Home Cinema System - 5.1 AV receiver + 3-D Blu-ray player and HKTS9BQ speakers, DLNA Certifie® 1.5, Wifi, iOS device ready via USB, Bluetooth with NFC, AirPlay, Apple/Android control apps, new design, 5x65W ouput, HDMI v.1.4as 3D, 4K, ARC and CEC, 3 HDMI v.1.4 (1x MHL) inputs, Dolby Volume, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS Digital, DTS-HD Master/High Resolution Audio, PCM , USB input, progressive scan BD/DVD/CD, plays MP3 and WMA, JPEG, RDS tuner with 30 presets, EzSet/EQIII for automatic settings, Harman NSP, optional HTFS2
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Price incl. VAT £1,189
Price excl. VAT £990.83
Extended warranty + 1 year £118.90 Extended warranty + 1 year
Return products within 60 days £59.45 Possibility to return products within 60 days
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Warranty 24 months Code:  HKD025m1 Product Number:  BDS 685/230 Manufacturer's Website:
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Harman Kardon BDS 685

The Harman Kardon home theatre system provides superior digital 5.1 audio and Blu-ray 3D video. Coupled with a solid TV, it virtually transports you into the midst of cinematic action. The system supports upscaling, improving the resolution and the overall picture. Its modern features include DLNA 1.5 support, WiFi, USB external drive connection, Bluetooth, or NFC AirPlay for Apple products. This particular model also allows you to stream content within your home network or control the system via iOS and Android devices.

Key Features

  • 3D Blu-ray movies with nuanced digital sound
  • Compact 200W active subwoofer for powerful bass
  • Music streaming from Spotify, AirPlay, and DLNA 1.5 compatible devices
  • Automatic sound calibration (HARMAN EzSet/EQ III)
  • Bluetooth with HARMAN TrueStream technology for better quality
  • HDMI connectors support 3D and 4K image
  • USB for connecting Apple devices (among other things) 
  • Screen Mirroring and concurrent charging (MHL)
  • Smartphone/tablet control apps

Digital audio as it should be

Dolby TrueHD and DTS deliver accurate and dynamic sound, just the way its creator intended. The system is one of the first Blu-ray systems in the world that boasts Dolby Volume technology, which ensures that the sound volume remains the same when switching between a variety of sources. Audio remains consistent and doesn’t startle you with sudden annoying jumps in volume. Thanks to Dolby TrueHD and high-resolution DTS Digital Surround audio, the system creates a stunningly clear and realistic soundscape. TrueStream technology ensures exquisite audio quality even when streaming. Finally, Harman EzSet/EQ III performs automatic sound calibration to match your room.

Rich connectivity

The home theater system boasts broad connectivity. It is equipped with three HDMI inputs for high-quality audio and video transmission via a single cable. One of them supports MHL technology for transmitting video in Full HD 1080p and audio directly from your compatible mobile phone. Built-in AirPlay support allows you to connect Apple devices, while Bluetooth with NFC takes care of all the other smartphones or tablets. You can use a USB connector to connect an iPhone, iPad, or an external hard drive and play the content. Thanks to built-in WiFi, you can integrate the system into your home network and connect to a vast selection of online content, including YouTube, Picasa, and Accuweather.


Apple AirPlay for streaming audio from computers with iTunes, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
Bluetooth (Bluetooth MultiConnect)
NFC for quick Bluetooth pairing (Android and Windows)
DLNA 1.5 streaming
Option to create WiFi networks
3 x HDMI connection with 4K and 3D, Audio Return Channel (ARC) and 1 x MHL support
HDMI output
USB port on front panel - connect iPhone, iPad, iPod, or USB key

Continuous steady average output, stereo mode: 65 W per channel (20 Hz - 20 kHz, 1% THD)
Subwoofer amplifier power: 200 W RMS
Frequency range:  45 Hz - 20 kHz (-6 db)
Input sensitivity/impedance (Line-in): 250 mV /> 10k?
Signal-to-noise ratio (IHF-A): 90 db
Slew rate: 40 V/usec
HARMAN technology TrueStream: selects current, most advanced wireless option for highest quality audio
Compact 200W active subwoofer
Dolby TrueHD and DTS Digital Surround decoding
Dolby Volume
EzSet/EQ III - automatic calibration accurately adjusts volume level, speaker distance/time delay and equalisation setting

Disc player:
Supported disc formats: 12cm or 8 cm BD-video (single or dual layer), DVD-Video, DVD + R / + RW, DVD-R / -RW, CD (CD digital audio), CD-R / RW discs
Audio formats: Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS Digital, PCM, WMA (without DRM only): WMA9, CBR @ 192kbps, VBR @ 355 kbps MP3: 32 kbps - 320 kbps, including variable bitrate encoding
Still image format: JPEG
Video signal system: NTSC (US) or PAL (EU)
Frequency response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz ± 0.5 db
Signal-to-noise ratio 90 dB (measured through "A" filter)
Dynamic range: 90 dB (16bit)
THD/1kHz: DVD/CD: 0.1%
Wow and Flutter: below measurable limits

Built-in FM tuner:
Tuning range: 87.5 MHz - 108.0 MHz
Usable sensitivity IHF:> 14 dBf
SNR (mono/stereo): 55 dB / 55 db
Distortion (mono/stereo): 0.3% / 0.5%
Stereo channel separation - 40 db @ 1 kHz
Rejection: 70 db
IF attenuation: 80 db

Television format: NTSC or PAL (selectable)
HDMI version: With 3D, 4K and 30/36bit Deep Color

Main unit: 400.2 × 283.8 × 78.5 mm
Satellite: 92 x 100 x 243 mm
Subwoofer: 267 × 267 × 353 mm (with legs)

Main unit: 3.56 kg
Satellite: 1 kg
Subwoofer: 9 kg

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System type
5.0+ Done!
Active (independent) Done!
CD, DVD, Blu-Ray Done!
Overall performance
525 W Done!
Frequency out
45 Hz Done!
Frequency in
20,000 Hz Done!
90 dB/mW Done!
HDMI Done!
Sound transmission system
Cable Done!
Cable Done!
Satellite dimensions
10 cm Done!
24.3 cm Done!
9.2 cm Done!
Superwoofer dimensions
26.7 cm Done!
35.3 cm Done!
26.7 cm Done!
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