Summary: I bought this beautiful (and inexpensive) amp for my office. I love to work while listening to my favorite CDs. And I must say I'm not disappointed: a) This amp delivers enough power to drive any speakers. b) This is a two-channel solution for those who (like me) only care about bona fide stereo. Forget all those speakers we see today. That's for movies! If you just want two great speakers for music, it is ok! This amp is for you.
Rating of Harman Kardon HK3490 2x120W Stereo Receiver
Bert Clark, Amazon
29 July 2009
Summary: I am very pleased with the stereo receiver that I purchased from Amazon. I am using JBL P40's speakers (thirteen years old) with the stereo and the quality of the sound is outstanding. I would recommend this inexpensive receiver to anyone. Harmon Kardon is one of the top tier names when considering the purchase of stereo equipment.
Summary: I've had my unit about 2 weeks. So far i love it.I am surprised it doesn't have a HDMI but it all works out. I would like to add an equilizer but fear I might blow a mid or tweet. This unit has great output power and the sound is so clean the bass and treble controls are enough until I get new speakers. My 20yr old JVC speakers sound like new. Can anyone recomend a perfect speaker combination so I have no fears of blowing them up ?
Summary: I just replaced my 30 year old Harman Kardon HK350i receiver ( and it still worked very well, and yes it was really 30 years old and used nearly daily and for long strectches)with this new HK unit. I couldn't be more pleased. I have it hooked into my ipod without the HK bridge, just basic RCA cables and the sound is terrific. The receiver is driving 6 Bose speakers in 3 rooms thru a Monster cable speaker switch without any trouble or distortion whatsoever.
Summary: HK CUSTOMER SUPPORT SAID MC CARTRIDGE WOULD WORK...NO LUCK ONLY MM. [...] HK SAID THEY WERE SORRY,WOULD NOT PAY MY RETURN SHIPPING THOUGH. NO TUNER STRENTH SIGNAL WITH THIS AMP...JUST SHOWS THE STATION. THREE TURNS OF THE VOLUME TO GET THE LOUDNESS UP AND THE SAME BACK. MISS MY YAMAHA AND GOING BACK. POOR FEATURES.
Summary: I would give this a 7+/10. The design on this unit is clean, solid, and pleasing to the eye. Power is plentyful, and it is stylish and pumps out plent of crisp sound with the twist of the illuminated gain control out front. Amazon has a great value here, and better's the price of Vanns, and others.