Integrated Amplifiers

Harman Kardon HK 990 Integrated Amplifier and HD 990 CD Player

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Introduction

Most likely recognized in today's market as a purveyor of home theater receivers, desktop/PC speakers, iPod docks, and factory-installed automotive sound systems, Harman Kardon is a name that is also well-recognized in traditional 2-channel audio. While the history of the company is quite interesting (see the "about us" link on the company's webpage), one thing has remained constant at Harman Kardon over the years: they produce an aesthetically pleasing product that delivers the high-sound quality sought after by the brand's customers. The HK 990 integrated amplifier and HD 990 CD player represent the company's firm commitment in delivering a true audiophile experience to the 2-channel crowd.

Specifications

  • HK 990
  • Design: Solid State Stereo Integrated Amplifier
  • Power: 2 x 150 watts RMS into 8 ohms @ 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 x 300 Watts into 4 Ohms
  • MFR: 10 Hz – 100 kHz
  • THD: <0.07% at Full Output (8 Ohm Load)
  • Analog Inputs: 7, Plus 1 Phono MC, 1 Phono MM, and 1 Balanced XLR
  • Digital Inputs: 1 HRS-Link, 2 Optical Digital, 2 Coaxial Digital
  • Analog Input Sensitivity/Impedance: 350mV/43k ohms for tuner/CD, 10mV/47k ohms for Phono-MM, 1mV/100k ohms for Phono-MC
  • Digital Input Capability: All Standard Digital Formats
  • Dimensions: 6.4" H x 17.3" W x 17.5" D
  • Weight: 43.2 Pounds
  • MSRP: $2,599 USA
  • HD 990
  • Design: 2-channel, Tray-loading CD player
  • Codecs: Red Book CD, MP3, PCM: 16 to 24 bits, 30 kHz to 96 kHz Sampling
  • Analog Outputs: 1 Balanced XLR, 1 RCA, 1 Headphone (front panel)
  • Digital Outputs: 1-HRS Link, 1 Optical Digital, 1 Coaxial Digital
  • Digital Inputs: 1 Optical Digital, 1 Coaxial Digital
  • Output Voltage: 2.0V RMS (Unbalanced), 4.0V RMS (Balanced), 0.5 V pp/75 ohms (Digital Coaxial)
  • Digital Output Filter: 24-bit/384kHz Asynchronous Sample Rate Converter
  • MFR: 20 Hz – 20 kHz +0/-0.5 dB
  • THD+N: <0.0006% @ 1kHz
  • Dimensions: 2.5" H x 17.3" W x 13.1" D
  • Weight: 8.6 Pounds
  • MSRP: $699 USA
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