Sharp ANPR1000H

  • Review
  • Specs
  • Images
  • User Reviews
  • Buy Now
Sharp ANPR1000H
  • Sharp ANPR1000H
  • Sharp ANPR1000H
  • Sharp ANPR1000H
  • Expert Rating

    3.25 / 5


  • Great build quality, good stereo sound.


  • Only stereo, overpowering bass at times.

Bottom Line

Sharp's ANPR1000H home cinema stand provides a solid stereo performer that can be used as a TV stand, but falls short for surround sound enthusiasts.

Would you buy this?

Designed primarily as a TV stand and home theatre rack, the Sharp ANPR100H also has a built in amplifier, integrated stereo speakers, and twin subwoofers hidden in the stand. It provides a good option for users looking for an all-in-one home entertainment stand and audio system, however the lack of support for surround speakers will dampen its popularity with some people.

When setting up the system, the first thing you notice is its weight. At almost 50kg, it's not easy to manoeuvre without help. However, this does mean that it's fantastically sturdy and is easily able to support the weight of a large television.

The rack is designed to complement Sharp's AQUOS range of LCD televisions, and features a smooth piano black fascia, with a central control point and screen. It would look great teamed with a black TV. The face of the unit has four buttons for power, volume and input source. It's simple to set up, as most of the unit is already assembled and only requires the glass and metal tabletop to be attached.

The rear panel features three different stereo analog audio inputs, as well as two digital optical inputs, one co-axial port and an FM antenna connection. Switching between these is a simple task using the remote or the front panel. The remote also has the functionality to control TVs from a wide range of manufacturers.

Sound quality from the system is warm and rich, with enough treble to sound clean and balanced. Playing different musical styles on the standard sound setting, we found that they all sounded energetic and were easy to listen to. Acoustic music was a favourite in our tests, with guitar and bass notes reproduced flawlessly.

Sharp has decided to include two subwoofers with the ANPR1000H, one built into each leg of the stand. The concept behind dual subwoofers is solid, with the arrangement designed to make it difficult to identify the source of the lower bass sounds, as well as allowing for a wider range of room configurations and shapes. The twin subwoofers can lead to the music sometimes being overpowered by lower bass, though thankfully there is a dedicated menu option allowing for the volume to be increased or decreased relative to the other speakers.

We did notice that although the unit is marketed as a home cinema rack, it is only offered in a stereo configuration, with no ability to amplify rear or centre speakers. To do this you would need to purchase a separate amplifier, negating the need for the integrated one in the rack.

When playing stereo sound from a CD player through the analog inputs we were given plenty of distinctive setup options. Sharp has included Dolby's 'Audistry' enhancement technology, allowing for lower bass enrichment, and a virtual 5.1 sound effect. This works well and it gives a distinctly wider, more enveloping feel, to stereo music in playback. Sharp's own audio tweaking modes are also included, with options for Cinema, News, Music and Sport, as well as a Night mode that limits the bass and treble volume.

As a home theatre rack, the ANPR1000H is a great choice. It's sturdy, and looks great when paired with the AQUOS range of TVs or any other model with a shiny piano black finish. The in-built speakers are of a high standard, and the subwoofers have enough power for a strong kick. It doesn't support surround sound, but it is great for stereo music fans and casual movie watchers.

Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection

Join the PC World newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest News Articles


PCW Evaluation Team

Matthew Stivala

HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

The HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer is a great device that fits perfectly into my fast paced and mobile lifestyle. My first impression of the printer itself was how incredibly compact and sleek the device was.

Armand Abogado

HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

Wireless printing from my iPhone was also a handy feature, the whole experience was quick and seamless with no setup requirements - accessed through the default iOS printing menu options.

Azadeh Williams

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.

Andrew Grant

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.

Ed Dawson

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

As a freelance writer who is always on the go, I like my technology to be both efficient and effective so I can do my job well. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Inkjet Printer ticks all the boxes in terms of form factor, performance and user interface.

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS 13

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?