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History of the radio manufacturer Harman Kardon; New York

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Name: Harman Kardon; New York    (USA)    
Abbreviation: harman  
Products: Model types  
Summary: Dr. Sidney Harman (1918-2011) and Bernard Kardon founded Harman Kardon in 1953.
Address in 1959: Harman-Kardon, Inc., 520 Main St., Westbury, Long Island, N. Y.

Founded: 1953
Production: 1953 -

He sold the company to Beatrice Foods, bought it back when it wasn't run well enough for his taste and sold it again, building his fortune. In 1958, Harman Kardon introduced the world's first stereo receiver, the Festival TA230. Stereo sound was achieved by using one channel from the AM band, and one channel from the FM band.

Wikipedia April 2011: <i>"In the late 1970s, the Harman Kardon Citation XX power amplifier was called "the world's best-sounding power amplifier" by the editors of The Audio Critic, a magazine published in the USA. The amplifier was designed by Dr. Matti Otala who discovered Transient Intermodulation Distortion (TIM) in 1970 and worked to mitigate its effects in the following years. The Citation XX was an at-any-cost project with the single goal of the best possible measurements of output signal, and the best perceived sound. The Harman Kardon iSub 2000 Subwoofer and SoundSticks were originally introduced at the July 2000 Apple Computer Worldwide Developers Conference.

Harman Kardon partnered with Apple to design and manufacture the Harman Kardon iSub 2000 Subwoofer and SoundSticks. Apple did the industrial design and mechanical engineering with the goal of having the product look like part of the Apple product family. This product won an Industrial Design Excellence Awards gold award and was featured on the cover of I.D. magazine. The SoundSticks II were a minor upgrade, with the addition of capacitive volume control buttons and a 3.5mm mini-jack input replacing the previous USB input."</i>

Today: Harman Consumer Systems Group (HCSG) in Harman International include the following brands:<br>AKG <br>Audioaccess <br>Becker <br>BSS <br>Crown <br>dbx <br>Digi Tech <br>Harman Kardon <br>Infinity <br>JBL (Consumer) <br>JBL (Professional) <br>Lexicon (Consumer) <br>Lexicon (Professional) <br>Mark Levinson <br>QNX <br>Revel <br>Soundcraft <br>Studer.


This manufacturer was suggested by Gottfried Silberhorn.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
USA  09 Go + Play   Key Specifications ■ Available in: matte black, with stainless-steel details ■ ... 
USA  11 Go + Play II (2)   Key Specifications: ■ Drivers: two Ridge and two Atlas transducers ■ Power: twe... 
USA  65 The Award Series F500X 6AQ8  FM Stereo Tuner, with 2 separate tuning capacitors, one for RF and one for Osc, coupled... 
USA  10 Go + Play Micro     Model: Harman Kardon Go + Play™ Micro Available in: Black Re... 
USA  86 HK690i   Harman/Kardon Digital Synthesized Quartz-Locked Stereo Receiver Model HK690i. Tunin... 
USA  60 Commander CA-35 12AX7  4 channel PA amplifier; with connectors for optional Mag Phono Preamp H-K model CPE-3, ... 
USA  12 Go + Play Wireless   Wireless portable hi-fi speaker for  iPhone/iPod and iPad. Technical Speci... 
USA  83 Ultrawideband Linear Phase Cassette Deck CD 91C   2-Head Frontloading Stereo Cassette Deck with Dolby B + C, MPX Filter and Metal Tape Ca... 
USA  11 5.1 Channel 70-W AV Receiver mit HDMI AVR158   Versorgt ein 5.1 Kanal Surround Sound System 70 Watt Leistung pro Kanal HDMI-Funkti... 
USA  88 High Fidelity Audio/Video Cassette Deck VCD 4000   Harman/Kardon High Fidelity Audio/Video Cassette Deck Model VCD 4000. Power Consumpti... 
USA  AVR18RDS   5.1 Channel Receiver 
USA  85 Linear Phase Stereo FM/AM Tuner TU610 2SA966  Some transistors only one times listed. 


Further details for this radio manufacturer by the members (rmfiorg):

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