Cambridge Audio AXR100 vs Harman Kardon HK 3700 review

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Cambridge Audio AXR100
vs
Harman Kardon HK 3700

Cambridge Audio AXR100 vs Harman Kardon HK 3700 – that is a question.

Amplifier

AV receivers under review have the same number of channels. In terms of power, there are differences, the AXR100 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 100/8 1KHz, while the HK 3700 has a power of 85/8 20Hz-20KHz. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the AXR100 it is 0.01%, but for the HK 3700 it is 0.07%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the AXR100 received the model 192KHz/32-bit, but the HK 3700 is equipped with 192 KHz/24-bit. None of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. In the considered devices there is no function transmitting an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. None of the AV receivers have an auto speaker calibration support.

Connectivity

Wireless connection to the Internet via WIFI can not be performed on these receivers. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. Support for Apple Music Services not implemented. Spotify is not available for these receivers.

Video features

Oddly enough, the support for the HDR function is not implemented in these units. Based on these AV receivers, it is not possible to transmit a 4K signal from the source to the TV or projector. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is not possible with these models. None of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Review participants do not have the Dolby Vision feature. HDMI Audio Return Channel is not supported by either the Cambridge Audio AXR100 nor the Harman Kardon HK 3700. HDMI eARC is not supported by the AXR100 and the HK 3700. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that HDMI CEC support is not implemented. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. Voice control of the basic functions of the receiver is not realized in both models. There is an ECO mode in neither AV receiver. None of these units can be properly configured using the setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

Generally no support for a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. A DTS:X surround technology is not supported by devices from our comparison.

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Product

Cambridge Audio AXR100
Harman Kardon HK 3700

Model

AXR100
HK 3700

Brand

Cambridge Audio
Harman Kardon

Reviews

1
51

Amplifier

Channels

2.0
2.0

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

100/8 1KHz
85/8 20Hz-20KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8
8

Frequency response

5Hz-50KHz
10Hz-130KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.01
0.07

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192KHz/32-bit
192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Speaker A/B switching

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
vTuner

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

4K signal pass-through

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

has not
has not

Additional features

Voice control

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

fluorescent
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

USB

Other additional features

has not
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

0/0
0/0

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

Subwoofer output (LFE)

1
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
0

Coaxial digital input

1
0

Composite input

0
0

Component input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

phones, AUX
USB, phones

Multi channel preamp output

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

has not
has not

Zone audio output

has not
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not
has not

Multi-room control

has not
has not

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

0
1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

Auro-3D

Power

Operational power consumption, W

550
310

Standby consumption, W

0.5
0.5

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43 x 11 x 34/17 x 4.3 x 13.4
44 x 12.1 x 30/17.3 x 4.7 x 11.8

Weight, kg/lbs

8.1/17.8
6/13.2
Cambridge Audio AXR100
Harman Kardon HK 3700
Cambridge Audio AXR100
Harman Kardon HK 3700

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