Posted Thu Apr 7, 2011 at 07:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward
Both a 2.1 and 5.1 channel player/receiver are available, with or without the bundled speakers.
Harman's home theater systems are a bit different than most. Instead of only selling the full system as a bundle, you can actually purchase individual pieces separately. Two of those pieces, the BDS 2 and BDS 5, are available now.
The BDS 2 is a 2.1 channel receiver aimed at those that aren't looking for all the bells and whistles but still demand quality. It offers Dolby Virtual Speaker to help simulate surround sound, a front panel USB port and a built-in Blu-ray player. It's available now at $699.
The BDS 5 steps things up to 5.1 channels for those that want a real surround sound experience. Like the BDS 2, the 5 offers gold plated speaker connections, a front panel USB and a Blu-ray player built right in. It can be purchased as a part of the BDS 600, 700 or 800 home theater systems or alone at a price of $799.
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