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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  65 Award Series A700 12AX7  Integrated Amplifier, stereo. 
USA  57 TA-1040 6BK7A  Harman-Kardon model TA-1040 is an AC operated FM-AM receiver. 
USA  65 Award Stereo Festival TA-5000X 6AQ8  Stereo receiver; output 2x 30W 
USA  58 Stereo Festival TA230 ECC85  Double Receiver for simultaneous operation of AM and FM, as was used for early US stereo b... 
USA  56 Festival D-1100 6U8  The Harman-Kardon D-1100 is a mono FM-AM tuner and top-quality 30-watt amplifier. 
USA  56 Recital D-200 12AT7  FM-AM tuner and hi-fi 12-watt amplifier. HARMAN KARDON Model D200 is a AC Operated FM-A... 
USA  56 "Guide" A-200 12AT7  Harman-Kardon model A-200 is an AC Operated FM-AM Superheterodyne Tuner.FM-AM Tuner, mono 
USA  56 "Melody" C-100 12AX7  Ultra-linear integrated amplifier, mono; phono equalization switchable LP / RIAA / EUR. 
USA  56 A-400 "Counterpoint" 6U8  AC Operated FM Superheterodyne Tuner. Selenium rectifier.   
USA  56 "Trend" C-300 12AT7  Harman Kardon C-300, Trend; Versatile compact amplifier, mono, phono equalization LP, RIA... 
USA  56 "Theme" A-310 6BK7A  FM-AM basic tuner. 
USA  78 330A   Als Vor- Endstufe auftrennbar. 


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

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