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Harman Kardon A402

Stereo Amplifier / Preamplifier (1976-77)

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Harman Kardon A402


Power output: 40 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 4Hz to 100kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.1%

Damping factor: 50

Input sensitivity: 2.2mV (MM), 125mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 69dB (MM), 77dB (line)

Dimensions: 394 x 375 x 134mm

Weight: 11kg

Year: 1976



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Reviewed Feb 10th, 2019 by danny45acp

Owned many vintage amps of all makes our the years and you'll be hard pressed to find anything that can out perform this gem. Have compared some high end amps with the A402 and couldn't find one that out did this guy. The A402's are not for sale too often, if you come across one at reasonable price Grab It! If your not lucky enough to come across one the 2nd choice is the HK730 receiver which is very similar dual powered amps.

Reviewed Jan 11th, 2019 by wilhamcobly

Amplificatore da cui mi aspettavo molto e che invece ha fortemente deluso le mie aspettative producendo un suono piccolo, povero, freddo. Indubbiamente suggestivo esteticamente con il suo richiamo alla serie Citation ma tutto qui. Decisamente inferiore al meno potente A-401 in termini di qualità sonora.

Reviewed Feb 02nd, 2018 by AC Trust

Fantastic little integrated amplifier.

Very clean and clear sound with heaps of bass and outstanding channel separation.

Wonderful overall sound.

Reviewed Dec 21st, 2017 by mark1495

I've had one of these units since I bought it new in 1977 and have always been astonished at the clarity and power it delivers at 40wpc. One of the best amps available from this period, hands down - especially considering the price.

Reviewed Sep 08th, 2014 by ishmaelk

This is one of the best vintage amps I've laid my hands on. If you can find it for under 350$, in good working order, it's a bargain.
Of course, there are some 1000$ vintage amps which are superior, but you'd have to spend a lot more to get a noticeable superior sound.
Soundstage and detail are astonishing. Building quality, simply unseen nowadays.
This is a great, heavy, dual amplification model.
Love it.



My first amp in 1977-78, a

My first amp in 1977-78, a lot of souvenirs ;-)
... and "mille merci" !

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