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Harman Kardon 930

Stereo FM/AM Solid State Receiver

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Harman Kardon 930


Tuning range: FM, MW

Power output: 48 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Dimensions: 432 x 121 x 350mm

Weight: 13.2kg

Year: 1972



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Reviewed Apr 01st, 2016 by

I've had my HK 930 for some 37 years, and its still running fine!
It's Very flexible, 2 quality phono inputs, 2 Aux inputs, and 2 Tape monitors. The tuner is top notch. It can handle virtually any audio source out there, to include the latest HD TVs (some will require a digital optical to analog converter). Who needs that digital surround nonsense when you have Four Kenwood KL777/888 speakers in your living room anyway!?
The receiver pre-amp and power amps are separate so you can run in an equalizer (I run mine through the Pioneer Reverb unit for more flexible dubbing), or you can run an external power amp (I used to use a Soundcraftsmen MA5002, but it blew out on me).
All told, this is a nice looking, well built and very durable unit that can still hold its own against modern much less reliable receivers.

My setup - which has remain largely unchanged over the years:
Receiver: Harman Kardon 930
Power amp: none (I blew out the old MA5002).
Turntable: Dual CS-531.
Phone Cartridge: Micro Acoustics MA 630 MP.
Tape: JVC KD-A5J.
Reverb: Pioneer 202W (used to control tape and equalizer).
Equalizer: ADC 100-SL.
CD: Kenwood DPR 4070 5-disc changer.
TV: LG 32 HD with Digital-Analog converter.
Speakers: 2 each of Kenwood KL777D & KL888D.
Audio cables: mostly shielded Acoustic Research.
Speaker wires: 12Ga stranded copper w/ banana plugs.



re: 930

The speakers I use are KL 777A and KL 888A, not D as in the review. The turntable is a CS 521, not 531. Hey, it's been 37 years since I bought them.

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