Summary: I have one of these and enjoy it, with the caveats by the other writers. But here's the deal--When H/K was clearing out their stock of this unit it was going for $399. You read that right. And that's what I would consider a fair price. $399, maybe. $3,000? Really? This doesn't really do anything that you can't accomplish with a PC, a home network,and some media streaming for a LOT less.
Summary: I was fortunate to get a DMC-1000 on clearance direct from Harman at their harmanaudio.com site. It's original price of $2,999 was way too high and that, along with the minuses I mention below, plus a lack of marketing by Harman probably is why this very nice unit never sold well. Regardless, at the clearance price of $400 I paid it was a world class bargain.
Summary: Great product easy to use. Accomodates multiple zones. Hdmi output. Easy to use menu for adding CDs. Great addition to my other Harman Kardon electronics. Used with a HK AVR 3600 receiver for multiple-zone support.
Summary: I've owned a DMC 1000 for a couple of months now, so I feel I can give an honest review. My review is a bit lengthy, but I felt it was warranted given the cost of the item. To start off, this unit looks stunning and feels solid. The rounded corners and gloss plexi face compliment the newer H/K lineup perfectly. The large, and bright vacuum-fluorescent display is easy to read and can be dimmed or turned off entirely.
Summary: I really,really like this unit! It is connected to HK3490 and two JBL 890 speakers. The sound this thing produces is to be heard to be believed. The quality of convertors make a magic: the sound is warm, nice, easy and pleasant to an ear. I listen mostly to jazz and it is one nice worthy machine. The library I have on it is about 80 CDs with plenty of room to go and it is all instantly there.
Summary: Helt enorm maskin :D man bara stoppar in en cd skiva sen sätter den igång o spelar in på hårddisken direkt o det tar någon minut i flac format och sen vilket ljud. Jag hade en dac magik och en pioner dvd/cd somspelade riktigt bra i cd ljud men detta slog ut det ljudet med häpmad och sen ligger all musik på hårddisken och all info till musiken uppdaterades från nätet direkt så det syns.