Excerpt: A huge value -- high power, lo distortion, basic features, no frills, just performance. Wonderful sound. Quiet. Digital audio input alternatives give a new level of flexibility and performance to the rig. Easy to control. No surprises. HK makes a great product.
Excerpt: I bought this HK-3490 to run Definitive Technology BP-20 speakers, large bi-polar speakers several years old. The HK is so powerful that Ive inadvertently blown two sets of tweeters. There is no distortion, then in a nanosecond, the tweeters are gone. So be careful about volume levels with this receiver.
Excerpt: I purchased this unit, being very familiar with the HK brand. I set it up with a new pair of high end Cerwin Vega speakers. I am running a high end Technics Phono, a Marantz Cd Deck, and a Yamaha SACD player. I have this all set up in a 10x20 room where I have 2 wall sized salt water aquariums. I have the speakers on the far end of the room, facing me in the far back.
Excerpt: I bought this reciever for the 160 watts of power and the b*tchen good looks. I had it hookedid up in Oro Grande, CA and it powered my JBL JRX2150 2 x 15 woofers just fine. Then the unthinkable happened. Somebody broke in the stolled it and now I has to spend another 500 bucks for a new one. Well, bottom line is it sounded grate, grate, grate while I had it. I hope the thief who stolled it is as happy as I were when I had it.