Summary: Just got this at a 2nd hand store a few days ago. In the past, have had some very good, but never any Very-High End, audio eqpt.; so, I bought it because of the reputation of H-K and needed a little more power than my Onkyo TX-80 for my Polk R15s.
Summary: The most important feature in this receiver was the use of pre outs and power amp ins. This allows the insertion of outboard processing gear. I use the ART 15 band EQ with a BBE Sonic Maximizer. You have to hear it to believe it. All receivers should have this feature, most do not.
Summary: I've had this receiver for 2 years now, and I've been very happy with it. I use it only for 2-channel listening, and 90% classical music. Another reviewer graded it down for a lack of bass- I haven't had that experience.
Summary: I was looking for a powerful reliable receiver for my stereo system. Every expert I spoke to recommended the Harman Kardon. I went with the HK3485 model for the extra power. I am glad I did. This is a great product at a great price.
Summary: This is a wonderful receiver system that is not only visually appealling, but is a quality piece of equipment as well. It would enhance any media collection, and it is well worth the price. Would absolutely recommend!!
Summary: I THINK THIS IS A EXCELLENT 2-CHANNEL RECEIVER FOR THE MONEY. THE SOUND IS REALLY CLEAN.ONLY CON I HAVE WITH IT YOU HAVE TO USE THE REMOTE TO PROGRAM YOUR FM STATIONS IN,BUT DONT LISTEN TO FM THAT MUCH ANYWAYS. SO THIS IS NOT A BIG ISSUE.
Summary: *Buyer beware* Don't buy the iPod Bridge for this unit. This receiver is fine. But it does not attach to the Bridge (iPod docking station).There is no input for the custom Bridge cable, so you cannot possibly play them together, despite Amazon's selling them together.
Summary: I bought this unit a year ago and i am very pleased with the quality and the power this unit provides, i have a marantz amp and this one is equally no a tad better than that .... add a subwoofer and get the full range music or connect 4 speakers to get the same awesome effect!
Summary: My 31 year old Yamaha 100 watt receiver finally bit the dust last month and I started looking for a replacement. I'm a stereo guy and really had no need for a surround sound system. I still use my B&O turntable and cassette deck as well as CD player.