Harman Kardon HK980 Integrated Amplifiers

4/5 (1 Reviews) MSRP : $700.00

Product Description

2 x 80 (into 8 Ohms/2 x 100W @ 4 ohms). Amplifier section dual mono construction. HCC (High Instantaneous Current Capability - ±80 Amps) for fast reaction to musical changes, ultrawide bandwidth (10Hz–170kHz @ 1W (+0,–dB)) and low negative feedback for precise, full sound with low distortion. Phono input. Remote control. Weight :12.7kg.

Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating

Reviews 1 - 1 (1 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Chris999 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 29, 2009

Bottom Line:   
I have ordered one HK980, and when it has arrived went to take it. The first impression was quite good (packaging, look, weight)... The surprise appeared, when we have connected and switched it on. The left channel of amplifier was absolutely silent. The sound from right channel has shown good guality of reproduction (if it is possible to say so), also design was solid one. So i am so grateful to Harman Kardon for such a present, but i am not going to buy mono amplifier for stereo price. One day later salesman has told to me that amplifier is fixed (there was some weak connection inside), but it is not exscuse. I think it is good time to anderstand at Harman that it is not enough to design amazing product, but also necessary to have adequate assembly control to prevent such situations. In addition i want to say something about previous model HK970 ,that i have been using 1 year. The HK970 II (black colour) has not only solid construction, but also confident sound quality. The only minus is a little softer presentation, than sometimes necessary, and not perfect dynamics. However it depends on other components choice too, so amplifier deserves even 5 stars for generally enjoyable sound (considering price).

Expand full review >>

Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2008

Reviews 1 - 1 (1 Reviews Total)

Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating


High End: