Harman Kardon AVR 1510S 5.1 Channel Network AV Receiver

Model: AVR1510S UPC: 028292269073 Item: 164715

The AVR 1510S was designed to deliver high-resolution audio and video from a variety of sources to take your music, movies, and TV to the next level without breaking the bank or the environment. Harman Kardon's GreenEdge amplifier technology combines an environmentally friendly and more compact, sleek design with dramatic energy savings. All without sacrificing the premium audio performance that we expect from Harman Kardon.

AVR1510S Receiver Features:
  • Full five-channel surround sound system provides dynamic sound
  • Stream video, audio, and pictures over your network or go old school with the AM/FM tuner
  • Four HDMI inputs deliver high-definition at resolutions up to 1080p
  • Compact form-factor delivers a lightweight, efficient, and eco-friendly design

Product Information

The Harman Kardon AVR 1510S is a 375-watt, high-performance, 5.1-channel A/V receiver that truly makes your music, movies and shows sound better than ever. Whether it’s your Blu-ray™ player, HD cable set-top box or game console, you want the best picture quality and sound. And you need one simple way to connect them all.

The AVR 1510S is a 5.1-channel, networked audio/video receiver that provides you with four 3D-ready HDMI® inputs with 4K pass-through. Plug them in once, and you’re all set.

With built-in Spotify Connect feature, you can stream music directly from your Spotify premium account on your phone, tablet or computer on the same network, and the built-in vTuner™ Internet radio connects you to a whole world of online audio entertainment. Versatile and muscular, the AVR 1510S can pump out up to 375 watts; with it, you’ll hear powerful audio with all the clarity you’ve come to love from Harman Kardon products.

The receiver is lighter, too, thanks to HARMAN GreenEdge™ certification. You’ll experience serious power, only now in an environmentally friendly form factor. And if you’re one of those who enjoy even more control, the Harman Kardon Remote app is available for download – giving you the freedom to control your home theater experience from the comfort of your own device.

Sleek, light and powerful, the Harman Kardon AVR 1510S is the perfect balance between versatility and beautiful sound.


Harman Kardon AVR 1510S AV Receiver Highlights:

  • ARC - The Audio Return Channel enables a TV to send audio signals to a receiver, via a single HDMI cable.
  • DLNA - Their DLNA Certified devices connect with other DLNA devices to deliver your favorite media.
  • Dolby TrueHD - Dolby TrueHD delivers the high-resolution audio to match the digital-video quality of Blu-ray discs.
  • Remote App - Harman Kardon's Remote App allows control of your entire system with your compatible smartphone or tablet.
  • GreenEdge Technology - HARMAN GreenEdge combines environmentally friendly design with dramatic energy savings; all while maintaining HARMAN's premium performance.
  • USB - Enjoy multiple options for audio and video playback by connecting via the USB port.


Harman Kardon AVR 1510S AV Receiver Features:

Five 75-watt-per-channel amplifiers with high-performance digital power supply

  • The AVR 1510S high-performance, audio/video receiver pumps out 75 watts per channel to power a full 5.1-channel surround sound system. It can also connect to powered subwoofers to provide enhanced low-frequency performance for your music, movies, HDTV shows, sports and video games. While the amplifier retains the time-tested Harman Kardon high-current-capacity (HCC), ultrawide-bandwidth amplifier design to ensure the most accurate, dynamic sound with enhanced clarity and realism, even at the highest listening levels, a digitally based power supply gives the amplifier all the muscle it needs without the weight of traditional power-supply designs and their heavy transformers. The net result is a great-sounding product in a smaller form factor that is friendly to the environment.

More ways to connect

  • The AVR 1510S can connect to compatible Apple devices, such as the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, directly via its front-panel USB jack, and play their content without the need for an external adapter. The AVR 1510S also features Spotify Connect, which allows you to stream music directly from your Spotify premium account on your phone, tablet or computer.

Built-in vTuner Internet radio

  • The AVR 1510S features vTuner Internet radio to connect you to a whole world of online audio entertainment. As soon as it’s out of the box, you can stream over-the-air radio stations from around the globe as well as stream from a wide range of Internet-only radio stations.

Four 3D-ready HDMI inputs

  • Four HDMI inputs with 3D and 30/36-bit Deep Color deliver high-definition digital video at resolutions up to 1080p with full-fidelity audio through a single cable. There is no loss of video or audio quality because of format conversion, just full-impact Hollywood excitement as its creators meant you to experience it. And because it features 4K passthrough, your ultra-high definition videos will make it all the way to compatible television screens.

Front-panel USB port for connection to Apple products or USB sticks

  • The AVR 1510S gives you more options for audio playback with its front-panel USB port. Simply connect an iPhone, iPad or USB stick to play your stored tracks through your home entertainment system.

Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding

  • The AVR 1510S delivers high-resolution audio that matches the digital video quality of Blu-ray Disc™ formats, unlocking the full potential of movie soundtracks formatted with Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio coding. No matter what mode or mood you are in, you’ll always hear audio playback at its finest.

HARMAN GreenEdge certification

  • The HARMAN GreenEdge logo assures you that the AVR 1510S’s design is environmentally friendly without compromising the premium performance for which HARMAN products are known. Thanks to an advanced power supply, the AVR 1510S can deliver high-quality audio in a small, light chassis that uses less metal and plastic.

Compact design

  • The AVR 1510S takes the award-winning Harman Kardon design look to a new level with a flush volume control and more compact design. Because of the lighter weight made possible by an advanced digital power supply, the unit weighs less without sacrificing performance so that it is the perfect match for the thin glass shelves of today’s open TV/entertainment furniture.

Color-coded connectors and binding-post speaker terminals

  • All connections on the AVR 1510S are color-coded to simplify hookup and reduce errors. What could be easier?

Multidevice, programmable remote control

  • The AVR 1510S simplifies your life with a programmable infrared (IR) remote control. Its design works seamlessly with the receiver’s multilingual on-screen display, guiding you through system setup and operation with consummate ease. The multidevice remote can also control your TV, cable boxes, satellite tuners and other playback sources.For further installation flexibility, there is a 12-volt trigger output and a remote IR sensor input.



General Specifications:

  • Stereo Power: 75W per channel, two channels driven @ 6/8 ohms, 1kHz, <0.1% THD
  • Multichannel Power: 75W per channel, two channels driven @ 6/8 ohms, 1kHz, <0.1% THD
  • High Instantaneous Current Capability (HCC): ±25 amps
  • Transient Intermodulation Distortion (TIM): Unmeasurable
  • Slew Rate: 40V/sec
  • Power Requirement: 120V AC / 60Hz
  • Power Consumption: <0.5W (standby); 410W maximum


Audio Specifications:

  • Input Sensitivity/Impedance: 250mV/27k ohms
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (IHF-A): 75dB
  • Frequency Response (@ 1W): 10Hz – 130kHz (+0dB/–3dB)



  • Height: 4-3/4" (121mm)
  • Width: 17-5/16" (440mm)
  • Depth: 11-13/16" (300mm)
  • Weight: 10 lb (4.6kg)


AM Tuner:

  • Frequency Range: 522kHz – 1,620kHz
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 38dB
  • Usable Sensitivity (loop): 375μV
  • Distortion (1kHz, 50% mod): 1.0%
  • Selectivity (±10kHz): 30dB


FM Tuner:

  • Frequency Range: 87.5MHz – 108.0MHz
  • Usable Sensitivity IHF: 1.3μV/13.2dBf
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (mono/stereo): 70dB/68dB
  • Distortion (mono/stereo): 0.2%/0.3%
  • Stereo Separation: 40dB @ 1kHz
  • Selectivity (±400kHz): 70dB
  • Image Rejection: 80dB
  • IF Rejection: 80dB


Video Specifications:

  • Television format: PAL
  • Input Level/Impedance: 1Vp-p/75 ohms
  • Output Level/Impedance: 1Vp-p/75 ohms
  • Video Frequency Response (Composite Video): 10Hz – 8MHz (–3dB)
  • HDMI: Supports up to 4K x 2K

What's in the Box

What's in the box: 

  • 1 Harman Kardon AVR 1510S A/V receiver
  • 1 programmable remote control
  • 1 AM loop antenna with 2' (0.6m) cable
  • 1 FM antenna with 6' (1.8m) cable
  • 2 AAA batteries
  • 1 6' (1.8m) AC power cord
  • Quick-start guide
  • Warranty card
  • Safety sheet