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harman/kardon HK 3490 Stereo Receiver Review

hzrman I plan to add a sub soon to compliment my speakers, and possibly satellite speakers. Tonally, the receiver could be considered on the warm and side, as opposed to some receivers that sound more lean and “forward.

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

It’s filled with features that make it right at home in I have my single disc CD player connected, with Monstercable, to the optical input. Cons Cheesy tone and balance control knobs Difficult to read frontpanel function buttons Remote not backlit. However, it did do very well as compared to other receivers of the same class that I have had. Get better sound from your AV receiver using your smartphone Get better sound from your AV receiver using your smartphone by Steve Guttenberg.


Most relevant reviews See all 28 reviews. Pros Benchmark audio performance Digital audio inputs Oodles of power reserves. 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. I purchased the from Harmon Audio as a refurbish.


Product Key Features Number of Channels. Convenient whole-home streaming audio for the BYO speakers crowd. The high-current amplifier and high-power output provide plenty of volume and dynamic capability.

I have great reviews and look forward to earning one from you. Save hrman Receivers Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. Home Entertainment by Geoffrey Morrison Sep 10, Then I would pay full retail!

I use the G as my benchmark against all other units. Read about the high points and the low points of the HK on Page 2.

Harman/Kardon HK Overview – CNET

By Gene DellaSala — July 12, Another drawback that I found to the HK was that the unit only has one optical audio input. It sat in one place and has not been moved around a lot. 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. Is Amazon about to take on Sonos with a high-end Alexa speaker?

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If the unit had a loudness function. Accessories Remote Control Type. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. However, keep in mind that the HK kaddon largely an audio receiver: A superb all-singing, all-dancing entertainment machine A superb all-singing, all-dancing entertainment machine by Ty Pendlebury. Fit and finish could be of a higher standard.


As much as I was excited to get a The way these sold out so fast you would figure that Harmon would do just that. Expensive to build and transport. I was thinking about one of them, but they weigh less, so no where near the rated power as the transformers are way lighter.

Marantz NR Slim 5. NEW Harman Kardon 7. Solsman Sep 19, Subscribe to our newsletter. Harman Kardon Home Theater Receivers with 7. If the unit had all this and American or Ksrdon watts per channel it would be a Also the phono pre amp and tuner h, of haman receiver sound decent at least. Harman Kardon has long been a proponent of high-current, ultrawide-bandwidth amplifier designs, and it pays sonic dividends.

What Hi-Fi?

This latter feature enables you to connect an iPod via The Bridge II sold separately ; the iPod can then be controlled from the HK ‘s kadron control and menus that are displayed on a connected TV or on the receiver’s front panel. The replacement for the HK, the HK is no where near as good as the older Note the ouput stages remain as Class A-B in all versions.

Sound quality is good.