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Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Brox, May 19, 2002.

  1. Brox

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    Why is it that Harman Kardon AV receivers are given excellent reviews in HCC but are rairly mentioned on this forum??

    Or are choices made from other magazines reviews eg What HiFi.

    Just a thought!:confused:
     
  2. Doubledoom

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    Availability from retailers is probably the main reason. You tend to find only the specialist home cinema retailers stock HK.
     
  3. Ian J

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    chompy also used to keep on about the same old thing until everyone was sick of hearing it.

    This is now the third time that you have bought up Harmon Kardon and it's lack of mentions on the forum.
     
  4. Brox

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    Ianj

    Yes!! And?

    does it somehow offend you?
     
  5. Brox

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    IanJ

    Have you been counting by any chance?

    Shame on you!
     
  6. Ian J

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    I don't normally notice such things but my very good friend Lucy Tupper happened to show me your PM's and I have taken extra notice of your posts since then.
     
  7. Brox

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    Well I guess it's all over for me then!

    I must remember to never mention HK again so I don't incur yours and Lucys wrath.
     
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    Hey Brox,
    I'd go and see a doctor if I were you. (just kidding matey.
    That Lucy was a bit of a go'er though. I think she went out with everyone on the forum except us :eek:

    By the way, my first amp (pro-logic) was HK and one of the channels gave up the ghost in the first hour.
    Since returning it, I've never looked at another model from this company again.

    Chip
     
  9. gringottsdirect

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    Harmon Kardon are very good products, they offer features not found on the more popular brands, Logic 7 for example.
    They are also widely promoted by specialist "non-internet" AV dealers because they offer extremely good margins and are not hammered into the ground unlike say Yamaha and to a slightly lesser extent Denon.
    For AV dealers Harmon Kardon are a worthwhile alternative, why demonstrate Yamaha knowing your "customer" will probably say thanks for all the fish then buy it off mail order.
    It's a bit like Loewe televisions, dealers will make on average a 12% higher margin by selling folks a Xelos rather than a Sony or Philips, hence the widespread folklore that Loewe are a cut above the mainstream.
    The real value for money would no doubt be not to buy a Harmon Kardon but to buy a heavily discounted Yamaha or Denon instead.
    Oh, anybody mention Onkyo, same as above applies.
     
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    Why is it that Harman Kardon AV receivers are given excellent reviews in HCC but are rairly mentioned on this forum??

    Perhaps not many people own them?

    Personally I can't get friendly with their looks, the colorful display for example is something I wouldn't want in my setup.


    On a further note:
    Nothing wrong with your question but you should also be aware not to duplicate or constantly repeat them.
    Though if you have a specific question to a HK product feel free to post it.
     
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    i quite like the styling of the HK stuff :)
     
  12. Brox

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    Thanks for some interesting points, it's true I have posted similar questions in the past (thankyou for keeping score Ian J) but it is something that does surprise me and I justed wanted to hear more views on the subject.

    I'm sure that we have new members all the time and that some people miss some posts the first time so I didn't think it an issue.

    Possibly those people that spend huge amount of time on this site will be bored by repeats but i'm sure not everyone falls into that category.

    :p
     
  13. MarkB

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    That’s a good point about the styling, I'm not really sure if I like it or not. I love ROTEL styling though, Gold DENON not too bad but I'm not really keen on Yamaha looks.

    Mark
     
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    Well if they had enabled DD EX on their avr 5500 + 4500 they would have been a much better buy. Don't know why they never as they have DTS ES.
     

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