Harman Kardon is introducing the HK 3490 and HK 3390 stereo receivers with high current, wide-bandwidth
amplifiers. The new receivers have 2 x 120 watts and 2x 80 watts respectively into 8 ohms, 20-20kHz with less than 0.07% THD. The new models feature audio and video connections to accomodate a variety of sources, even a turntable. The HK 3490 also offers coaxial and optical digital audio inputs for 2-channel PCM sources, XM Satellite Radio compatibility and audio connectivity for an Apple iPod using HKs optional Bridge II docking station. Both receivers have HKs distinctive minimalist appearance as well as Dolby Virtual Speaker and Dolby Headphone processing to deliver surround sound audio from a pair of loudspeakers or from headphones.
The HK 3490 and HK 3390 stereo receivers are available now at suggested retail prices of $499 and $399 respectively. I have long been a fan of HK audio components and I own one of their power amplifiers. Check back for my full review of the HK 3490, coming soon.