Harman Kardon BDS-580BQ 5.1 Channel 3D Blu-ray Disc System
The Harman Kardon BDS 580 is a sleek, high-performance, 5.1-channel, 3D Blu-ray Disc System with 130 watts of high-fidelity amplifier power. It features three HDMI (one with MHL) inputs with 3D, HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC), Wi-Fi connectivity, Apple AirPlay and Bluetooth MultiConnect technology with NFC pairing and DLNA 1.5. Connect it to online sources such as Picasa, AccuWeather and Pandora (where available). With its Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD, you’ll hear everything as was originally intended. As the world-first Blu-ray system with Dolby Volume, it maximizes listening pleasure at a consistent level without disturbing the neighbors. Best of all, it’s a Harman Kardon product, which means it looks as exceptional as it sounds – by design.
Five 65-watt-per-channel amplifiers
The BDS 580 Blu-ray Disc System delivers 65 watts per channel to power your 5-channel system. Connect to a powered subwoofer for enhanced low-frequency performance and added theatrical presence. To ensure the most accurate, dynamic sound with enhanced clarity and realism – at even the highest listening levels – a digital power supply provides the amplifiers with all the muscle required – without the weight and bulk of traditional power-supply designs and heavy transformers. The net result is a great-sounding system that’s also environmentally-friendly.
Apple AirPlay, Bluetooth and DLNA 1.5 technology
The BDS 580 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. BDS 580’s integrated Bluetooth technology with HARMAN TrueStream and MultiConnect enables connectivity to almost any tablet, smartphone or laptop. With MultiConnect, there’s no need to disconnect one device between streaming from a second. A front-facing USB port invites you to connect devices directly without the need of an external adapter or a wireless connection. The BDS 280 is also compliant with DLNA 1.5 for music, photos and video, providing multiple options for delivering content over your home network.
NFC Bluetooth pairing
Connecting your NFC-enabled Android and Windows devices to BDS 580 with Bluetooth is easy and fast. BDS 580 features an NFC sensor which, with Bluetooth technology-enabled, allows immediate pairing by simply touching your device to the BDS.
Built-in Wi-Fi networking capability
Place your BDS 580 anywhere. Its Wi-Fi networking capability connects you to your home network without the need for a wired network connection. With it, gain wireless access to streaming services, Apple AirPlay, DLNA, receiver updates, and additional online BD-Live content for your Blu-ray Disc media.
Easy access to online services
Full network connections provide quick access to your favorite online content from, Pandora, YouTube, Picasa, Accuweather, and others (where available).
HARMAN TrueStream technology
The HARMAN TrueStream guarantee is your assurance of receiving the best possible listening experience. Streaming audio wirelessly via Bluetooth technology, HARMAN TrueStream selects the most current, most advanced wireless option to deliver the highest-quality sound, regardless of which application or source device you choose.
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 1080p 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 280’s 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 580 without extra cables using HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC).
Subwoofer preamplifier output
If you hunger for more bass, a subwoofer preamplifier output is ready and able to feed its signal to any external, powered subwoofer, giving your system a large-scale boost in low-frequency impact, clarity and realism.
Front-panel USB port
Enjoy multiple options for audio playback through BDS 580’s front-panel USB port. Simply connect an iPhone, iPad, iPod or USB stick to play your favorite tracks through your home entertainment receiver. The BDS 580 plays back a full complement of video and image formats, including MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MP3, WMA and JPEG.
Dolby TrueHD and DTSDigital Surround decoding
High-resolution audio to match the digital-video quality of Blu-ray Disc formats will unlock the full potential of movie soundtracks formatted with Dolby TrueHD and DTS Digital Surround decoding. Regardless of mode selected, you’ll applaud the exceptional audio quality realized with BDS 280 – as you make the most of your entire system.
Harman Kardon’s BDS 580 is the world’s first Blu-ray Disc System equipped with Dolby Volume technology. It maintains a consistent volume level no matter what entertainment you’re viewing, automatically boosting quiet dialogue as it moderates loud commercials. One volume setting is all you need to eliminate changes in volume as you surf between TV shows, commercials and movies.
EzSet/EQ III auto-calibration
The new HARMAN EzSet/EQ III auto-calibration process precisely adjusts BDS 580’s volume levels, speaker-distance/delay-time settings and equalization to optimize audio performance automatically for your specific speaker system and room conditions. This calibration system features an easy-to-follow menu display and includes a plug-in calibration microphone to help you realize the best results for your listening and viewing environment.
Built-in FM tuner
The BDS 580 broadcasts all your favorite FM radio stations as it displays what you’re listening to from its elegant front-panel display. Save your favorite stations to its 30 presets or use the auto-preset function to find and save all available stations.
Multi-device, programmable remote control
The BDS 580 simplifies your life with a programmable infrared (IR) remote control with premium, user-friendly layout. From its ergonomic design which works seamlessly with the System’s multilingual, on-screen display, it coaches you through system set-up and basic operation with ease. This multi-device remote also controls your TV, cable boxes, satellite tuners and other playback sources.
The BDS 580 comes equipped with a smart new user interface, optimizing your experience while simplifying the process of set-up and content access. A music system built into the home screen provides instant control over your audio, displaying album artwork and metadata during playback. A high-resolution display features capacitive-touch controls on the BDS 580’s front panel, providing instant access to content without turning on your TV or accessing the remote.
|Power Consumption||110W maximum; <1W standby|
|Power Requirement||100 – 240V AC, 50/60Hz|