Harmon Kardon - Homecinema Amps

Would you buy H & K AV amp?

  • I own one. And i'd buy again.

    Votes: 16 28.6%
  • I own one, but wouldn't buy another.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • I don't have one but would consider buying one.

    Votes: 29 51.8%
  • Don't have one and don't intend to get one

    Votes: 11 19.6%

  • Total voters
    56
  • Poll closed .

PC Nut

Active Member
Do you own one, would you by another Please vote
 

PC Nut

Active Member
Just testing new poll
 

Dfour

Well-known Member
I was going to buy one but a yamaha won my heart and my pocket :)
 

PC Nut

Active Member
Keep up the voting and dont forget the clocks tonight! is back or forward? i can never remember..
 

Jeff

Distinguished Member
Where is the don't own one, don't want to option? :confused:
 

PC Nut

Active Member
I think your profile says it all.

(The opinions expressed herein are not necessarily those of AV Forums, not necessarily mine, and probably not necessary.)
 

Daneel

Active Member
eh?

I agree with Jeff, that option is need. The poll is somewhat biased without it.
 

PC Nut

Active Member
Message for moderator .

Please modifiy poll to reflect Jeff and Daneels request for a fourth option in the poll.
Many thanks
Pm sent to: Spectre.........
 

Daneel

Active Member
Thanks PC Nut :) I have never demoed a HK, even though I've been told good things about them. The reasons being that I find most of them ugly and also on the pricey side, especially compared to the US.
 

PC Nut

Active Member
Not a problem Daneel. I Agree they are expensive but like yourself i have heard good things also, but talked to a friend who has an early model that just does dolby surround. And he had not rated it that well compared to other brands.
 

hornydragon

Distinguished Member
Well i suggest you demo one then! some HK amps are built in the UK which might be one reason they might be a bit pricier...
 

Daneel

Active Member
They are pricier in two way. First spec for spec, the competing manufacturers seems to offer more (this was a year ago i looked, it may have changed) and second if you look at price in the US vs price here we seem to be paying through the nose, more so than for other manufactuers.
 

hornydragon

Distinguished Member
Originally posted by Daneel
They are pricier in two way. First spec for spec, the competing manufacturers seems to offer more
Doubtfull mate unless you are only looking at wattage! re read the specs and compare what they measured at, like the THD and current also the load and the inclusion of Logic 7 is well worth a bit extra.
 

Andywilliams

Active Member
Hi Hornydragon
Logic 7 is loads better than prologic 11 i would find it hard to be without it now ive heard it which is another good reason to buy H/K imo.
Cheers Gonzo.
 

BiggieBig

Active Member
They are pricier in two way. First spec for spec, the competing manufacturers seems to offer more


If you want bells and whistles don’t buy HK.

HK don’t have thousands of DSP Surround modes but they ooze quality. :thumbsup:
 

Supra

Active Member
I second gonzo and hornydragon, you just have to demo for yourself.

I personally care more about performance than looks for HC and Hi Fi, other wise I would have stuck with my old AIWA system, which I was very happy with.

i wouldn't even have considered a HC receiver or processor for that matter.

We are always paying more for most things here anyway.

The build quality is exceptional

:thumbsup:
 

cameronl

Active Member
I also have heard good things about them considering there sound. If I didn't consider them so unattractive I would defiently consider them instead of arcam (which I currently have most of).

thanks

CaM
 

BiggieBig

Active Member
IMO

regards to hifi fashion

In the olden days black was the only choice

Then we went through the silver phase

Now black is starting to come back in because silver is too common....

Shinny black seems to be the latest fashion now


HK have shinny black with a touch of silver a design I believe that looks very elegant and will stay in for a long while.......


Wonder how they would look if Versace, Armani & Gucci made amps :rolleyes:

maybe they should make amps with removable fascias that way we could change the look every couple of months :D
 

Supra

Active Member
Roksan make stereo amps with interchangeable covers, I suppose you could match them to your mood, music or decor!
 
C

cmo

Guest
I'd have to agree that the latest HK receivers look better than ever - as for features - remember that the HK power ratings are usually very nominal, as they generally have loads of current and proper power supplies.

Also for music their Logic 7 system has the Lexicon pedigree behind it which is no bad thing.

As far as pricing is concerned, HK is the rare case where an American product isn't ridiculously over-priced in this country.

The main reason for this is that they have models developed for the European market (which are generally very high quality - more so than some of the American models).

Take a look at the range thats just been developed - new style , much better remote and great sounding.

PS I don't work for HK just like the way they have developed the latest products, which IMHO compare favourably with a lot of their competitors.
 

bluesfan

Standard Member
Tell me where I can get a HK for not 'a ridiculous' price?

I suggest to you that double the US price is ridiculous.

Sorry, but I think you have your facts wrong!
 

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