Excerpt: In the interest of full disclosure, I used to think Harman Kardon, for lack of a better word, sucked. This goes back to the days when they were still in their “Taiwanese phase”, sometime back in the early 90’s. It had a cheap plasticy, light feel and just didn’t inspire me much. In those days we were a Marantz dealer and at the time Marantz had solid, heavy, good sounding receivers, with black brushed metal faceplates.
Excerpt: . You see, you can really suffer when you're an audiophile. You have to undergo the torments of choosing analog or digital, tube or solid-state, separate components or integrated amps, minimonitors or full-range floorstanding loudspeakers.