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. <CRLF><CRLF>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 685S is a definitive audio solution best placed at the center of tomorrow’s connected home.
Highlights and Features
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. <CRLF><CRLF>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 685S is a definitive audio solution best placed at the center of tomorrow’s connected home.
Fully integrated home theater system that supports traditional and next-generation media.
The BDS 685S system is an all-in-one entertainment solution that provides the missing link between traditional media like CD, DVD, Blu-ray and radio with digital technologies like streaming audio and connected services. Upgrade your Blu-Ray discs, DVDs and source component video quality into brilliant 4K video resolution for your UHD television display.
All the power of Spotify, built-in.
Spotify is the world’s most popular music streaming service. If you subscribe to Spotify Premium, you can synchronize your new BDS receiver with your phone or tablet. Because Spotify is built-in to your BDS receiver, you can still take calls or use other apps – the music never quits.Try Spotify for freeTo try Spotify Premium free for 30 days, or to learn more about Connect, please go to spotify.com/connect
Apple AirPlay, Bluetooth® with MultiConnect and DLNA 1.5 technology
The BDS 685S delivers 525 watts of power to your 5.1-channel home theater. To ensure the most accurate, dynamic sound with enhanced clarity and realism – even at the highest listening levels – a digital power supply provides your amplifiers with the muscle needed for great sound that’s also environmentally-friendly. Unlike conventional, front-firing subwoofers, the BDS 685S’ 200-watt, 8-inch (200-millimeter) powered sub fires downward, massaging the floor with enhanced bass response.
Built-in Wi-Fi networking capability
The BDS 685S connects to your home network without the need for a cable to your router. Easily connect to streaming services like Youtube, Spotify Connect, AirPlay, DLNA, receiver updates, and additional online BD-Live™ content for your Blu-ray Disc™ media.
Multiple HDMI connections with 3D, Audio Return Channel (ARC) and MHL™ interface
Three HDMI inputs with 3D and 30/36-bit Deep Color deliver full, high-definition digital video at resolutions up to 4K with full-fidelity audio through a single cable. Experience no loss of video or audio quality from format conversion – just full-impact Hollywood excitement as its creators meant for you to experience it. BDS 685S’ Mobile High-Definition Link™ (MHL™) interface allows for high-definition audio/video content directly from your camera, phone, tablet or Roku Streaming Stick™. You can send sound from your TV to the BDS 685S without extra cables using HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC).
Front-panel USB port
Enjoy multiple options for audio playback through BDS 685S’ front-panel USB port. Simply connect an iPhone, iPad, iPod or USB stick to play your favorite music-tracks through your home entertainment receiver. Or play back a full complement of video and image formats from compatible USB drives, including MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MP3, WMA and JPEG.
EzSet/EQ III home theater audio auto-calibration
The new HARMAN EzSet/EQ™ III auto-calibration process adjusts BDS 685S’ volume levels, speaker-distance/delay-time settings and equalization with high precision. This lets you fine-tune your speaker system’s audio performance for different room-specific acoustics. The auto-calibration system also features an easy-to-follow menu display and a plug-in microphone to help optimize sound quality for any given environment.
Easily control and navigate your home theater
The BDS 685S features easy ways to control and navigate your home theater. Command your home theater with a programmable infrared (IR) remote control or with the Harman Kardon Remote app for iOS® or Android products. The user interface features a high-resolution on-screen display that ushers you with ease through system set-up and basic operation. Quickly navigate your music or online services with high-res album artwork and metadata.
• HDMI Inputs: 3 (1 with MHL)
• HDMI Outputs: 1 (features HDMI ARC)
• Digital Audio inputs: 3
• Analog Audio inputs: 2
• USB Input: 1
• Total System Power: 525 Watts
• Continuous average power, stereo mode:
65 Watts per channel, 20Hz – 20kHz, @<1% THD,
both channels driven into 6 ohms
• Subwoofer Power: 200 Watts
• 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)
• Usable sensitivity IHF: >14dBf
• Distortion (mono/stereo): 0.3%/0.5%
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 audio),
• Audio Formats: Dolby® Digital, Dolby® Digital Plus,
Dolby® TrueHD®, DTS Digital®, PCM, WMA (DRM-free
version only): WMA9, CBR @192kbps, VBR @355kbps,
MP3: 32kbps – 320kbps bitrates, including variablebitrate
• Still-image format: JPEG
• Video signal system: PAL
• Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz, ±0.5dB
• Signal-to-Noise Ratio: –90dB (A-weighted)
• Dynamic range: 90dB (16-bit)
• THD @ 1kHz: 0.1%
• Wow & Flutter: Below measurable limits
• Television Format: PAL
• HDMI™ version: 1.4b With 3-D and 30/36-bit Deep Color
• Power requirement: 100 – 240V AC, 50/60Hz
• Power consumption: <0.5W standby, 90W maximum
• Source Unit Dimensions:
400.2mm (L) x 283.8mm (W) x 78.5mm (H)
• Source Unit Weight: 3.56kg
• Satellite Dimensions:
92mm (L) x 100mm (W) x 167mm (H)
• Satellite Weight: 1kg
• Subwoofer Dimensions:
267mm (L) x 267mm (W) x 353mm (H)
• Subwoofer Weight: 9kg