It works and sounds great, however there are a few things we don't like; the receiver always has to be on when watching TV, and we have to leave the cabinet doors open while using it otherwise it will overheat.
Harmon Kardon is often underrated... The 3600 is a fantastic AVR when it comes to SQ... Because it is an older model, its available at a much lower price point than what its actually worth... It does missout on some features like AirPlay, but if u are looking at pure SQ nothing else in this price rage even comes close... Also dont go by the specs... It is much more powerful than what the specs would suggest on paper...
This receiver is big and heavy. Make sure your media cabinet can hold it before ordering. When I first turned it on after setting up my speakers, I was immediately blown away by the sound. It was like I never heard music before. Admittedly my prior stereo system consisted of an airport express and a lousy pair of cheap computer speakers, but still I was not expecting to be awed.
The feature-laden AVR 3600 receiver is just what discerning surround-sound enthusiasts need.
The feature list is long and impressive: Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™ decoding for full compatibility with Blu-ray Disc™ media, DVDs and music CDs; Logic 7® processing to deliver an exhilarating, fully immersive 7.1-channel soundscape for movies, TV shows and video games; and Faroudja DCDi Cinema™ processing, which dramatically improves the quality of standard-definition video sources. Multiple HDMI® inputs handle 3D with Deep Color, while plug-and-play connectivity to the supplied Harman Kardon® The Bridge III accommodates a variety of music-file formats from iPod and iPhone devices*.
The AVR even includes multizone functionality so you can set up two different playback areas. Add in a high-definition on-screen interface system and a programmable/learning remote control, and it is easy to see – and hear – why the AVR 3600 represents a perfect next step in bringing the surround-sound experience to an entirely new level. It rewards the user with audio/video performance and ease of use that represent the ultimate in entertainment satisfaction.
iPhone: 4GS, 4G, 3GS, 3G, 1G
iPod: Classic 6th gen (video), 5th gen (video), iPod Touch (generations 1-4), iPod 4th gen (photo/color), 4th gen (click wheel), iPod nano 6th gen, iPod nano 5th gen (video camera), iPod nano 4th gen (video), iPod nano 3rd gen (video), iPod nano 2nd gen, iPod nano 1st gen