Spec Sheet

Spec Sheet
BDS 685S
Home theater comes alive with tomorrow’s
wireless technology.
The new Harman Kardon BDS 685S is a high-performance, 5.1-channel,
525-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 685S is a definitive audio solution best placed at
the center of tomorrow’s connected home.
Fully integrated home theater system that supports
traditional and next-generation media
All the power of Spotify, built-in
525-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-calibration
Easily control and navigate your home theater
BDS 685S
Fully integrated home theater system that
supports traditional and next-generation media
The BDS 685S 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
525-Watt home theater with speakers and
powered subwoofer
The BDS 685S delivers 525 watts of power to your
5.1-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 685S’
200-watt, 8-inch (200-millimeter) powered sub fires
downward, massaging the floor with enhanced bass
Apple AirPlay, Bluetooth® with MultiConnect
and DLNA 1.5 technology
The BDS 685S 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 685S
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 685S 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 685S’ Mobile
High-Definition Link™ (MHL™) interface allows for highdefinition audio/video content directly from your camera,
phone, tablet or Roku Streaming Stick™. You can send
sound from your TV to the BDS 685S without extra cables
using HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC).
Front-panel USB port
Enjoy multiple options for audio playback through
BDS 685S’ front-panel USB port. Simply connect an
iPhone, iPad, iPod or USB stick to play your favorite musictracks 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 685S’ 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 685S 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.
What’s in the Box
•1 Harman Kardon BDS 580S
•1 HKTS 9 loudspeaker system
•1 Programmable Remote Control
•1 EzSet/EQ III microphone with 22’ (6.7m) cable
•2 AAA batteries
•1 FM radio antenna
•2 wireless network antennas
•1 6’ (1.8m) region-specific IEC power cord
•1 3’ (0.9m) HDMI cable
•5 Speaker Cables
•1 Subwoofer Cable
•4 Satellite Speaker Wall-Mount Brackets
BDS 685S
Technical Specifications
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: 525 Watts
•Continuous average power, stereo mode:
•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%
•Wow & Flutter: Below measurable limits
Video Section
•Television Format: PAL
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
•HDMI™ version: 1.4b With 3-D and 30/36-bit Deep Color
FM tuner Section
400.2mm (L) x 283.8mm (W) x 78.5mm (H)
•Source Unit Weight: 3.56kg
•Satellite Dimensions:
92mm (L) x 100mm (W) x 167mm (H)
•Satellite Weight: 1kg
•Subwoofer Dimensions:
267mm (L) x 267mm (W) x 353mm (H)
•Subwoofer Weight: 9kg
•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 variablebitrate encoding
General Specifications
•Power requirement: 100 – 240V AC, 50/60Hz
•Power consumption: <0.5W standby, 90W maximum
•Source Unit Dimensions:
HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated
8500 Balboa Boulevard, Northridge, CA 91329 USA
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DLNA®, the DLNA Logo and DLNA CERTIFIED® are trademarks, service marks, or certification marks of the Digital Living Network Alliance. “Made for iPod,” “Made for iPhone,”
and “Made for iPad” mean that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPod, iPhone, or iPad, respectively, and has been certified by the developer
to meet Apple performance standards. Apple is not responsible for the operation of this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards. Please note that the
use of this accessory with iPod, iPhone, or iPad may affect wireless performance. AirPlay, iPad, iPhone, iPod, iPod touch and iPod nano are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered
in the U.S. and other countries. Made for iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPad (3rd and 4th generation), iPad 2, iPad, iPad mini, iPod touch (1st through
5th generation), iPad nano (2nd through 7th generation). AirPlay works with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with iOS 4.3.3 or later, Mac with OS X Mountain Lion, and Mac and
PC with iTunes 10.2.2 or later. Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby, and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. DTS, DTS-HD, the
Symbol, & DTS or DTS-HD and the Symbol together are registered trademarks of DTS, Inc. © DTS, Inc. All Rights Reserved. DivX®, DivX Certified®, DivX Plus® HD and associated
logos are trademarks of Rovi Corporation or its subsidiaries and are used under license. DivX Certified® to play DivX® and DivX Plus® HD (H.264/MKV) video up to 1080p HD
including premium content. The Spotify software is subject to third party licenses found here: www.spotify.com/connect/third-party-licenses
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