Summary: I bought this CD player in 2011 because I wanted to buy also his pair amplifier HK990 to connect them with the HRS Link cable. I still not have the amplifier because of the money. In the meantime Harman stopped the production of this amplifier.
Balanced line outputs and separate DAC give high-end performance
24 May 2014
Summary: I was really lucky to be able to buy two HD990's directly from HK when they were clearing them out, and cost was under $350 for both with shipping. I wanted a good CD player to feed my Cambridge Audio integrated amp with balanced inputs.
Summary: Seems unique to HK, the high-current capability. Its optic scanner posseses high-current capability. Some CD recordings of high output may burn out the optic scanner of CD player. Hoping this exotic brand turns back to market as well the models.
Summary: I Purchased this CD player based on its processing chip set and at the time positive reviews. I paired this player up with my Yaqin MC10L tube amp and it is a great combo! The Sound quality from this player is top notch! It gives my Adcom and Rotel a run for their money.
Summary: HAS GOTTEN STUCK ON SOME SONGS AND TAKES LONGER THAN NORMAL TO READ THE DISC WHEN FIRST PUT IN COMPARED TO MY ONKYO.. THE SOUND FROM THIS UNIT IS EXCELLENT. MUCH BETTER THAN ANYTHING ELSE I HAVE TO DATE. HOW LONG UNTIL IT QUITS OPERATING IS THE QUESTION.
Summary: This is supposed to be a top-of-the-line disc player, but after about 2 days, it started buzzing, vibrating, and audibly (over the music) making mechanical clicking sounds and rumbles. I know from subsequent research that many people have had this problem. It looks nice, but seems deeply flawed.
Summary: I was using my Harman/Kardon BDP-1 for audio, however it started rejecting many of my CD's after a firmware upgrade. I emailed Harman/Kardon, but they refused to provide a file to revert back to the original firmware, so I was stuck with a BluRay player that wouldn't read many of my CD's for no...
Summary: I looked for a CD Player of Harman's brand with great specifications. It is a part of my favorite Home Sound system. I also have a HK 990 stereo reciever. The Sound is great and I like it much. In addition the HD 990 is a DAC converter.
Summary: I am not sure I agree with reviews that mention phenomenal sound. My comparison is with a Pioneer DV-LX50 which is EU version of DV-58AV, which is a universal player. HD-990 is lacking a bit compared to the pioneer through a NAD T747 receiver. So while the sound is good, it is nothing exceptional.