Model# BDS 477/230-B2
A Stereo System combines an AV or Blu-ray Disc receiver with a 2.1-channel loudspeaker system (left, right and subwoofer)
AirPlay lets you wirelessly stream what’s on your iOS device (iPod, iPad, iPhone or iTunes on Windows PCs) to your speakers or AV-system
Bluetooth® technology allows you to listen to music everywhere you go, wirelessly
Our DLNA Certified® devices connect, discover and communicate with other DLNA devices, providing multiple options for delivering music, photos and video-content over your home wired or wireless network.
Enjoy multiple options for audio and video playback by connecting via the USB™ port. Simply connect an iPhone, iPad, iPod or USB™ stick to play your favorite tracks through your Harman/Kardon product.
HDMI™ connectivity helps you get the most from 3D sources, with the highest-quality digital video and audio and easy one-wire connections.
The 3.5mm auxiliary input allows you to connect external (portable) sources, mostly through their headphone output
Blu-ray 3D™ disc playback offers high-definition audio and 3D video (HD), with more than five times the storage capacity of traditional DVDs
Full compatibility with Apple® iOS® devices (iPhones, iPads, iPod touch) for remote control and streaming functionality
Full compatibility with Android™ devices for remote control and streaming functionality
Our app allows control of your entire system with your compatible smartphone or tablet.
Our product has been acclaimed by the international press for its outstanding audio performance and/or striking design
Lets you stream entertainment from YouTube™ to enjoy movies, videos and music from the cloud with audio quality that computers and portable devices can’t touch
The Audio Return Channel enables a TV to send audio signals to a receiver, via a single HDMI cable, eliminating the need for any separate digital audio connections
A built-in tuner allows to listen to FM radio stations without the need for an external radio source
The EzSet/EQ™ auto-calibration process precisely adjusts volume levels, speaker-distance/delay-time settings and equalization so that you do not have to set these up manually
Comprehensive 2.1-channel home theater audio system with Blu-ray Disc player player, Bluetooth and Apple AirPlay.
The Harman Kardon® BDS 477 will transform the way you enjoy movies and music. This full-featured home theater system includes a 3D Blu-ray Disc™ player (which also plays CDs and DVDs) with three HDMI® inputs and one output (including Audio Return Channel), an FM receiver, wireless audio streaming via Bluetooth®, Apple AirPlay compatibility, a pair of voice-matched satellite loudspeakers with dual flat-panel midrange drivers, and a powered subwoofer with an integral 200-watt amplifier.
The result is a powerful system that provides full-range, enveloping sound throughout a large listening area. Built-in Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD™ surround-sound decoding ensures that the BDS 477 reproduces movies and music from virtually any source, including online sources such as YouTube™, Pandora® (US only) and Picasa™, as well as iPod and other Apple mobile devices, via a convenient front-panel USB port.
The system’s intuitive, on-screen setup menus help you get up and running easily. And its remote control can operate not just the BDS 477 but also your TV, cable box and satellite tuner. As a perfect fit for most shelves, counters or entertainment centers, this home theater system brings inspiring entertainment into your living room and will thoroughly transform your home listening experience.
The BDS 477’s two amplifiers, rated at 65 watts per channel, power the system’s left and right loudspeakers, which feature dual voice-matched, flat-panel drivers and CMMD® Lite dome tweeters for consistent sound from speaker to speaker. This amplifier-speaker combination dramatically improves the clarity and realism of directional sounds, even at high listening levels.
Unlike conventional, front-firing subwoofers, the BDS 477’s 200-watt, 8-inch (200-millimeter) powered subwoofer fires downward, interacting with the floor for enhanced bass response. Volume, phase and bass-boost controls make it easy to synchronize bass output with the satellites and then fine-tune the system’s performance to match your room acoustics and personal preferences.
The BDS 477 system is an all-in-one entertainment solution featuring a 3D Blu-ray Disc player with Bluetooth, three HDMI inputs and one output, two matching loudspeakers with flat-panel drivers and a downward-firing, 200-watt powered subwoofer. It contains everything you need for great video and sound from virtually any movie or music source, combining the performance of separate components with the ease of use of a single, fully integrated home theater audio system.
The BDS 477’s audio components – some of which can fit on bookshelves and in other small areas – deliver full-size performance in a space-saving form that we’ve styled to complement any décor.
Using Bluetooth pairing that’s simple to set up, you can stream audio from nearly any mobile device to the BDS 477’s receiver – and enjoy a serious upgrade in playback quality. Bluetooth connectivity is perfect for turning your mobile media into a shared entertainment activity with family or friends from an Android™ app, BlackBerry® smartphone or iPhone.Access to streaming content servicesThe BDS 477 lets you stream entertainment from the YouTube, Pandora (US only) and Picasa on-line services. Enjoy movies, videos and music from the cloud with audio quality that computers and portable devices can’t touch.
The BDS 477 receiver decodes high-resolution film soundtracks in their native formats – including Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD surround sound – so you hear the sounds that the filmmakers intended. You also get the best possible audio from external sources connected via HDMI technology.
The BDS 477’s AirPlay compatibility lets you stream audio files from an Apple iOS® device to your loudspeakers and your TV or flat-panel display. You can replay audio files from any compatible iPod, iPhone or iPad, and also control your Apple TV device using the unit’s preprogrammed remote control.
HDMI connectivity helps you get the most from 3D sources, with the highest-quality digital video and audio. Three HDMI input connectors make it easy to connect 3D-capable HDMI components. And Audio Return Channel lets you listen to your TV’s audio through your home theater system instead of the TV speakers.
The BDS 477’s sound system handles entertainment sources on both 5-inch (127-millimeter) and 3-inch (76-millimeter) disc formats, including BD-Video (single/double-layer), DVD-Video, DVD+R/+RW, DVD-R/-RW, CDDA (Compact Disc Digital Audio) and CD-R/RW discs.Enhanced EzSet/EQ calibrationNo receiver operates in a vacuum. The BDS 477 calibrates itself to its specific speaker system. Its enhanced EzSet/EQ feature automatically adjusts individual speaker volume levels, delay and equalization to create optimum performance in any room.
Here are two more things that your smartphone or tablet can do: control your BDS 477 receiver and enhance it. Downloadable iOS and Android™ apps enable seamless control of your entertainment system from your smart devices, as well as music streaming from those devices and more.
The BDS 477’s USB connection and DLNA® network player let you enjoy music, video and picture files from media services, NAS (Network Attached Storage), portable players or flash drives containing most types of recorded media, including MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MP3, WMA and JPEG files.
Not ready to ditch your remote just yet? Then keep the one that eliminates the need for any others. The new BDS programmable remote controls your entire AV system, which means that you can retire all those other remotes on your coffee table.
The BDS 477’s easy-to-use USB connection lets you play music, video and picture files from portable players or flash drives containing most types of recorded media – even MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MP3 and WMA and JPEG files.
The BDS 477’s highly intuitive on-screen menus ensure that system setup and operation will be simple and stress-free, even for novices.
|Continuous average power, stereo model||65 watts per channel, 20Hz – 20kHz, @ <1.0% THD, both channels driven into 6 ohms|
|Multichannel power (BDS 575/BDS 577 only)||65 watts per channel, 20Hz – 20kHz, @ <1.0% THD, into 6 ohms|
|Input sensitivity/impedance (line inputs)||250mV/46k ohms|
|Signal-to-noise Ratio (IHF-A)||-90dB|
|Frequency response @ 1W (±0.5dB)||20Hz – 20kHz|
|FM Tuner Section|
|Frequency Range||87.5MHz – 108.0MHz (US and EU) KHz|
|Usable Sensitivity (IHF)||>14dBf|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio (Mono/Stereo)||-60dB/-55dB|
|Stereo separation||–45dB @ 1kHz|
|Disc Player Section|
|Supported Disc Formats||5-inch (12cm) or 3-inch (8cm) BD-Video (single-layer or double-layer), DVD-Video, DVD+R/+RW, DVD-R/-RW, CDDA (CD digital audio), CD-R/RW discs|
|Audio Formats||Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS Digital, PCM, MP3: 32kbps – 320kbps bitrates, including variable-bitrate encoding|
|Still-Image Formats||JPEG, GIF and PNG|
|Video signal system||NTSC (USA) or PAL (EU)|
|Frequency Response||20Hz – 20kHz, ±0.5dB|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio||–90dB (A-weighted)|
|Dynamic range||90dB (16-bit)|
|THD @ 1kHz (DVD/CD)||0.1%|
|Wow & Flutter||Below measurable limits|
|Frequency Range||2402MHz ~ 2480MHz|
|Transmitter power||<20dBm (ERIP)|
|Modulation||GFSK/ π /4-DQPSK/8-DPSK|
|Functions||Streaming audio play, supports Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, A2DP v1.2, AVRCP v1.4, AAC|
|Television Format||NTSC or PAL (selectable)|
|HDMI Version||with 3D and 30/36-bit Deep Color|
|Power Requirement||100 – 240V AC, 50/60Hz|
|Power consumption||120W maximum (BDS 575/BDS 577), 90W maximum (BDS 275/BDS 277); <0.5W standby|
|Dimensions (H x W x D)||3-1/8" x 15-3/4" x 11-1/4" (400mm x 80mm x 285mm)|
|Weight||BDS 275 – 7.7 lb (3.5kg); BDS 277/BDS 575/BDS 577 – 7.9 lb (3.6kg)|
The BDS 477 system itself is lovely to use with a rather stylish remote, and the comprehensive specification impresses. **** (4 stars)– What HiFi - December 2012