Summary: Pros: Setup is simple/easy, looks incredible, sounds incredible and a plethora of inputs from which to choose. Con: My only complaint is that if you lose the remote there is no way to change your playback source. Such is the price for such a beautiful system.
Very good system, but missing some things for the price
6 April 2013
Summary: The Harman Kardon MAS 102 Compact, Integrated Music System is a surprisingly nice sound system. I would be happy having this as my sound system in a smaller sized room, but Harman Kardon made some curious decisions that dampen my enthusiasm just a bit, especially considering the premium price. First the positives: - Fit, finish, and build seem first rate. The speakers cabinets and CD/radio unit were particularity nice, with a solid high gloss piano black finish.
Summary: I was seeking a very compact near audiophile quality bookshelf stereo system that would replace my old massive 1970s oversized receiver and speakers while still retaining the ability to hook up a turntable and just about any other peripheral component including an IPOD. I also wanted a slick design with minimal knobs and buttons and compact speakers that still sounded way beyond their size in my den. H/K succeeded very well.
Summary: Just purchased my first stereo in YEARS! I went with Harmon Kardon due to it's reputation and have not been disappointed. The sound is incredible. The look is sleek and modern. It's simple to use. It's integration with my iPhone is simple. Thrilled to have purchased it. The only thing I would change is better connectivity to a turntable.