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Harman/kardon HK 990

Harman/kardon HK 990
alaScore 84

45 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 reviews of Harman/kardon HK 990. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Harman/kardon HK 990 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Harman/kardon HK 990

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Harman/kardon HK 990 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.com.

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Harman Kardon HK990 2x150 Watt 2.2-Channel Stereo Integrated Amplifier (Black)Harman Kardon HK990 2x150 Watt 2.2-Channel Stereo Integrated Amplifier (Black)

Dec, 2017

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by: EISA (eisa.eu)

European Audio Amplifier 2009-2010 -> Harman Kardon HK 990

 

This is no mere 'new amplifier' from Harman Kardon, for the HK 990 represents a root-and-branch evolution of all previous HK integrated models. Marketed as a '2.2-channel' amplifier, this heavyweight performer also includes on-board DSP for bass...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Dr. David A. Rich (hometheaterhifi.com)

Harman Kardon HK 990 Stereo Integrated Amplifier with Digital Room Correction and Dual Subwoofer Bass Management ? Part III

 

Circuit design and the tape recorder section are the focus of the final section of my HK 990 review. The topics are addressed to different groups. Those interested in the tape recorder section will find information on Page 9. The tape recorder...

As with any debut product, the HK990 has some glitches. The front panel controls are very difficult to manipulate and the room-correction system has some software bugs. Putting these issues aside, the HK990 is a revolutionary product that will be on...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: David A. Rich, Ph.D. (hometheaterhifi.com)

Harman Kardon HK 990 Stereo Integrated Amplifier with Digital Room Correction and Dual Subwoofer Bass Management – Part III

 

Harman Kardon HK 990 Stereo Integrated Amplifier with Digital Room Correction and Dual Subwoofer Bass Management

I wrote much of this material in October 2010. At the time, my sole reference was the service manual (the actual unit arrived several months later). I intended the piece to be a preview of the HK 990, which had just been shown at CEDIA. Since then, the...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Dr. David A. Rich (hometheaterhifi.com)

Harman Kardon HK 990 Stereo Integrated Amplifier with Digital Room Correction and Dual Subwoofer Bass Management ? Part II

 

This second part of the HK 990 review examines the signal flows in the HK 990 dual-domain integrated amplifier. This analysis is relevant to all units, including modem AVRs, with a DSP signal processing unit in the main signal path. The signal flow is...

We ended at the analog preamp out. Our journey through the HK 990 DSP-centric integrated amplifier has concluded. While the unit’s design requires a multi-disciplinary approach and hundreds of parts, the basics of the design at the block-diagram level...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: David A. Rich, Ph.D. (hometheaterhifi.com)

Harman Kardon HK 990 Stereo Integrated Amplifier with Digital Room Correction and Dual Subwoofer Bass Management – Part II

 

This second part of the HK 990 review examines the signal flows in the HK 990 dual-domain integrated amplifier. This analysis is relevant to all units, including modem AVRs, with a DSP signal processing unit in the main signal path.

We ended at the analog preamp out. Our journey through the HK 990 DSP-centric integrated amplifier has concluded. While the unit’s design requires a multi-disciplinary approach and hundreds of parts, the basics of the design at the block-diagram level...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: David A. Rich, Ph.D. (hometheaterhifi.com)

Harman Kardon HK 990 Stereo Integrated Amplifier with Digital Room Correction and Dual Subwoofer Bass Management – Part I

 

The HK 990 is a truly unique stereo component. It is a dual domain device capable of accepting analog or digital inputs, converting domains as required, and sending the results to the speaker.

With the addition of digital room-correction, the HK 990 travels into unique space for a stereo integrated amplifier. As a dual-domain device, its internal electronics are conversant with analog or digital inputs, including high resolution files....

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Dr. David A. Rich (hometheaterhifi.com)

Harman Kardon HK 990 Stereo Integrated Amplifier with Digital Room Correction and Dual Subwoofer Bass Management ? Part I

 

The HK 990 is a truly unique stereo component. It is a dual domain device capable of accepting analog or digital inputs, converting domains as required, and sending the results to the speaker. A complex room-correction system in a stereo integrated...

With the addition of digital room-correction, the HK 990 travels into unique space for a stereo integrated amplifier. As a dual-domain device, its internal electronics are conversant with analog or digital inputs, including high resolution files....

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Tyler Stripko (hometheaterhifi.com)

Harman Kardon HK 990 Integrated Amplifier and HD 990 CD Player

 

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....

The HK 990 integrated amplifier and HD 990 CD player are stunning achievements for Harman Kardon. They are beautifully crafted and artfully designed components that will blend well into almost any décor. More importantly, they offer a level of...

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: EG (reevoo.com)

Harman Kardon HK990

 

A proper heavyweight amplifier which delivers warm punchy sound (paired with other HK components). Astonishing clarity and power, a massive improvement on my oldish Cyrus boxes. It is remarkable just what HK have crammed in to this unit. As always with...

None at all

Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: EG, Harrogate (reevoo.com)

Harman Kardon HK990

 

A proper heavyweight amplifier which delivers warm punchy sound (paired with other HK components). Astonishing clarity and power, a massive improvement on my oldish Cyrus boxes. It is remarkable just what HK have crammed in to this unit. As always with...

None at all

Nov, 2010
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio output channels:2.2
Damping factor:200
Dynamic power per channel (4 Ohm):440
Dynamic power per channel (8 Ohm):220
Frequency range:20 - 100000 / 20 - 20000
Input sensitivity:350
Peak power per channel:150
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):75
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.07

Connections

Analogue Channel Inputs:2.2
Digital Audio Inputs:2xOptical/2xCoaxial
Digital Audio Outputs:1xCoaxial
Headphone Output: Yes

Display

Built-in Display: Yes

Packaging Content

Manual: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Connection to PC: Yes
Digital audio coaxial in:1 / 2
Digital audio coaxial out:1
Digital audio optical in:1 / 2
Digital Audio Optical Out:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line inputs (RCA):6 / 8
Line outputs (RCA):2
Pre out port: Yes
Speaker selector:A+B
Speakers connectivity type:Banana
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
XLR in: Yes

Power

AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:230
Power Consumption (Standby):1
Power consumption (typical):1000

Product properties

Channels:Stereo
Class:N/A
Dolby Digital 5.1 Decoder: No
DTS Decoder: No
Measurements:16.5x44.0x43.5 cm
Measurements (in):6.4x17.3x17.1 in
Number of Channels:2
Power Output:2x150/8 Ohms, 2x300/4 Ohms Watt
Power Output at 8 Ohm:150
THX Certified: No
Tube Amplifier: No
Type:Integrated Amplifier
Weight:19.6 kg
Weight (lbs):43.2 lbs

Technical Details

Colour of product:Black
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Equalizer: Yes
Frequency band:10 - 100000
Handheld remote control: Yes
Purpose:Home

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:43.5 / 44.4
Height :11.6 / 16.5
Weight:19.6
Width:44