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Harman Kardon; New York

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Name: Harman Kardon; New York    (USA)  
Abbreviation: harman
Products: Model types

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  08 JBL On Time Micro   70 Hz- 20kHz. 
USA  60 Commander CA-100 12AX7  PA amplifier; inputs: 2x Mic + 2x Aux; connector for Precedence switch. Sockets for o... 
USA  60 Commander CA-40 12AX7  PA amplifier; inputs: 2x Mic + 2x Aux; connector for Precedence switch. Sockets for o... 
USA  83/84 HI-Current Capability Integrated Amplifier PM650   RMS power output: 50W+50W at 0.08% T.H.D. (8 ohm) Frequency response (-3 db): 0.5 H... 
USA  64 Amplifier A-3 12AX7  Stereo integrated amplifier, similar to Harman Kardon A300. 
USA  04 Digital Versatile Disc Player DVD22   Applicable Disc: Disc formats: 5 inch (12 cm) or 3 inch (8 cm) DVD Video, Standard ... 
USA  66 Nocturne Two Ten (210)   Germanium transistors, output transformers coupled. Power output: 50 W IHF. Walnut ... 
USA  03 Audio/Video Receiver AVR430   Audio Section Stereo Mode Continuous Average Power (FTC) 80 Watts per chan... 
USA  08 Stereo Receiver HK 3490    
USA  80 HK-770   Amplifier "Ultrawideband DC Amplifier" Power 2 x 65 W into 8 Ohms Twin Toroid... 
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... 


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