Harman Kardon® HK High Performance W X 2 Stereo Receiver with XM Radio-ready Tuner and Dolby Virtual Speaker. FREE 2-day Shipping: Powerful sound and expanded connectivity With over 50 years of experience building premium audio components, Harman Kardon. The insanely powerful Harman Kardon HK combines all of an audiophile’s must-haves (high-performance phono preamp, preout/main-in jacks.

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We see this all the time in the movie industry with successful remakes such as Batman Begins, as well as the car industry by revitalizing the classic spirit of models that seemed to lose their way over the new generation of successors ie.

Getting back to the basics is usually a good thing and something I often yearn for in the overly complex home theater world laced in HDMI mishaps, and MP3 compression.

On paper, the HK seems to have great performance and features that would please the audiophile and techno-geek alike.


With a nice meaty amplifier section rated at watts per channel and 4 ohm rated to wpc, we are talking some serious speaker drive capability.

When one of my close friends was looking for a two-channel receiver for his bedroom system, I selfishly suggested this model simply because I wanted the chance to test it first hand.

Little did I know, the HK would dazzle me with a performance and feature set not found on any of its peers.

harman/kardon HK 3490 Stereo Receiver Review

Confused about what AV Gear to buy or how to set it up? By Gene DellaSala — July 12, July 12, Pros Benchmark audio performance Digital audio inputs Oodles of power reserves. Cons Cheesy tone and balance control knobs Difficult to read frontpanel function hj Remote not backlit.

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Harman Kardon HK 3490 2 Channel 120 Watt Receiver

Read the Complete Thread. Also the phono pre amp and tuner section of this receiver sound decent at least. And x harmwn 4 Ohms with a dynamic power rating over WPC!

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TechHDS posts on September 12, Dave Wish I had never sold off myX 2 8 Ohms, plus pre amp outs, optical, coaxial plus sub outs very nice two channel unit. Purchased kagdon In still running strong in powering some Infinity Primus s. The last tribute from Harman to old school.

harman/kardon HK Stereo Receiver Review | Audioholics

To bulky to heavy. Harmaan to build and transport. It took them another 5 years to implement. Let me clarify this thread about the power supply.

The HK and both use the standard linear power supply with an EL power transformer. Note the ouput stages remain as Class A-B in all versions. Subscribe to our newsletter.