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Harman Kardon HK505

DC Coupled Ultra Wideband Integrated Amplifier (1979)

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Harman Kardon HK505

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Dimensions: 425 x 134 x 352mm

Weight: 12kg

Year: 1979

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Reviewed Jan 11th, 2019 by wilhamcobly

ne ho posseduti ben 5 nell'arco della mia vita dal 1978 ad oggi (ne ho due in casa), nessuno che suonasse uguale all'altro ma tutti piacevolissimi, forse un po' scuri, senz'altro più importanti sulle basse frequenze che nel dettaglio. Sono comunque innamorato di questo sottovalutato apparecchio che è destinato alla Storia dell'Hi-Fi, è solo questione di tempo.

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Reviewed Mar 27th, 2018 by el_jake

I bought this second hand, for the purpose of sale. I refurbished it, changed caps to Elma Silmic and started listening to it. This is unit is a gem! I have tube amps and Solid state amps and I surviced many over the year. This little gem sounds tube amp like when warmed up. I decided to keep it, and it replaced a modern 120 watt monster. I think its one of the bet solid state amps i have heard from the era.

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Reviewed Aug 16th, 2017 by 1q2w3e4r

As an example of my past experience in my quest for excellent sound I can recall that when I listened to the output from a HK 430 receiver (25 watts/channel), I came to the conclusion that my Kenwood KA-8100(75 watts/channel) amplifier was definitely inferior. The new sound was more fluid, more detailed and highly more dynamic. This convinced me to replace my KA-8100 amplifier but I opted for a more powerful model – the HK 505 amplifier. That decision resulted in my rediscovery of all my favorite vinyls. Examples of these improvements were more details and a lot more power in the sound. These added features resulted in a desire to further the power output and thus I bought a Crown DC 300 A (used). This combined with the HK 505 preamplifier simply resulted with the best 60 watts/channel of his category which for 1979 was the best combination to experience the best sound.

 

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