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Home theater comes alive with tomorrow’s wireless technology.The new Harman Kardon BDS 485S is a high-performance, 2.1-channel,330-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 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 485S is a definitive audio solution best placed at the center of tomorrow’s connected home.


Highlights & Features
  • Fully integrated home theater system that supports
  • traditional and next-generation media
  • All the power of Spotify, built-in
  • 330-Watt home theater with speakers and powered subwoofer
  • Apple AirPlay, Bluetooth® with MultiConnect and
  • DLNA 1.5 technology
  • Built-in Wi-Fi networking capability
  • Multiple HDMI connections with 3D, Audio Return
  • Channel (ARC) and MHL™ interface
  • Front-panel USB port
  • EzSet/EQ III home theater audio auto-calibratio*Easily control and navigate your home theater



Fully integrated home theater system that supports
traditional and next-generation media
The BDS 485S 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 free
To try Spotify Premium free for 30 days, or to learn more
about Connect, please go to spotify.com/connect.

330-Watt home theater with speakers and powered

The BDS 485S delivers 330 watts of power to your 2.1-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 485S’ 200-watt, 8-inch (200-millimeter)
powered sub fires downward, massaging the floor with
enhanced bass response.

Apple AirPlay, Bluetooth® with MultiConnect and
DLNA 1.5 technology

The BDS 485S streams audio from virtually any portable
device. For computers with iTunes, Apple iPad, iPhone and
iPod touch devices – stream your entertainment using the
system’s built-in AirPlay technology. Bluetooth® technology
integrated with HARMAN TrueStream and MultiConnect
lets you play music using nearly any tablet, smartphone or
laptop. With MultiConnect, there’s no need to disconnect
one device before streaming the next. The BDS 485S is
also compliant with DLNA 1.5 for music, photos and video,
providing multiple options for delivering content throughout
your home network.

Built-in Wi-Fi networking capability

The BDS 485S 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 485S’ 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 485S without extra cables using HDMI Audio Return
Channel (ARC).

Front-panel USB port

Enjoy multiple options for audio playback through BDS 485S’
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 485S’ volume levels, speaker-distance/delaytime
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 485S 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.


Physical Connections

• HDMI Inputs: 3 (1 with MHL)
• HDMI Outputs: 1 (features HDMI ARC)
• Digital Audio inputs: 3
• Analog Audio inputs: 2
• USB Input: 1

Audio Section

• Total System Power: 330 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),
CD-R/RW discs
• 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 variable-bitrate encoding
• 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%
• (DVD/CD)
• Wow & Flutter: Below measurable limits

Video Section

• Television Format: PAL
• HDMI™ version: 1.4b With 3-D and 30/36-bit Deep Color

General Specifications

• 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:
88mm (L) x 110mm (W) x 299mm (H)
• Satellite Weight: 1.5 kg
• Subwoofer Dimensions:
267mm (L) x 267mm (W) x 353mm (H)
• Subwoofer Weight: 9kg


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