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HK 3490
HK 3490
 

HK 3490 2 x 120W Stereo Receiver

The insanely powerful HK 3490 combines all of an audiophile’s must-haves (high performance phono preamp, preout/main-in jacks, high-current amplification) with an array of multichannel extras (digital-audio inputs, video switching, dual subwoofer outputs and Dolby® Virtual Speaker technology). Add The Bridge II docking station, and the HK 3490 will connect as elegantly to your newfangled iPod as it does to your time-honored turntable. The HK 3490 isn’t a snob about where the music comes from, as long as it sounds great when it reaches its final destination: your ears.

 
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harman kardon® HK 3490 at a glance:

  • High-Current Capability (HCC) with ultra-wide bandwidth
  • Striking industrial design
  • The Bridge™ II for your iPod® or iPhone® device (available)
  • DOLBY® Virtual speaker and DOLBY® headphone modes
  • AM/FM/XM ready tuner
  • High-quality phono input
  • Remote A/B speaker selection
  • Tape monitor loop
  • 7-device system remote control and remote IR input/output
  • Two triggered subwoofer outputs
  • Private listening via headphone jack
  • Harman/Kardon® sound: A legacy of achievement

High-Current Capability (HCC) with ultra-wide bandwidth
The HK 3490 utilizes High-Current Capability (HCC), which allows speakers to emit sound that’s free and clear of distortion. Ultimately, HCC lets the receiver control nearly any loudspeaker with precision, lifting the overall decibel average so that it seems much louder than the wattage advertised.

Striking industrial design
The HK 3390 fuses many appealing exterior ingredients to evoke architectural excellence. One other visual element that makes the HK 3390 inviting to use is a sophisticated dot-matrix display with easy-to-read navigation menus that relay artist information, track numbers and decibel counts for volume control.

Striking industrial design
The HK 3490 fuses many appealing exterior ingredients to evoke architectural excellence. One other visual element that makes the HK 3490 inviting to use is a sophisticated dot-matrix display with easy-to-read navigation menus that relay artist information, track numbers and decibel counts for volume control.

The Bridge™ II for your iPod® or iPhone® device (available)
Engineered to match function with flexibility, the HK 3490 provides access to all of your favorite tracks when you connect your mobile Apple device to The Bridge™ II docking station (available). Once you’ve docked your iPhone® or iPod®, you’ll hear every note as clearly as the artist intended, while charging your device in the process.

DOLBY® Virtual Speaker and DOLBY® headphone modes
With the DOLBY® Virtual Speaker, you can easily simulate a realistic, 5.1-channel surround-sound experience from just two speakers. In addition, Dolby® Headphone technology also works to recreate a richer audio soundstage using just your conventional headphones.

AM/FM/XM ready tuner
In addition to direct-access tuning and the 30 station presets that come with the HK 3490’s FM stereo/FM/AM tuner, the HK 3490 includes an XM Ready tuner that works with an XM antenna module (sold separately) for home use. This way, you can access enjoy of additional stations with exclusive satellite radio content, many of which are commercial free.

High-quality phono input
Join the resurgence of vinyl lovers by utilizing the HK 3490 system’s high-quality phono input, which connects to any record players with an MM (moving magnet) cartridge. The phono MM feature gives you a fantastic reason to dig up those old 45’s.

Remote A/B speaker selection
The HK 3490 includes two analog-recording outputs (tape and video), four A/V inputs with composite video (including one on the front panel for video games or portable audio players) and three audio-only inputs. It also has stereo preamp outputs which allow you to use an external power amplifier, composite-video monitor outputs and two digital-audio inputs (one coaxial and one digital).

Tape monitor loop
By affording you the luxury of selecting easily between A/B speakers, the HK 3490 conveniently lets you hear audio in more than one room at a time. In addition, the HK 3490 integrates a tape monitor loop or tape source selector that lets you listen to your music source while recording another source such as a tape or CDR.

7-device system remote control and remote IR input/output
The HK 3490 helps simplify your life with a seven-device system remote control capable of directing your TV, cable boxes, satellite tuners and home theater system. And with its impressive, ergonomic design, the programmable control works seamlessly with the HK 3490’s multilingual, on-screen display, guiding you through the system setup process with the greatest of ease.

Two triggered subwoofer outputs
The HK 3490 offers dual subwoofer outputs with triggers for connecting and powering multiple subwoofers. Matching convenience with energy preservation, these intuitive outputs automatically trigger attached subwoofers on or off in response to relayed voltage or audio signals.

Private listening via headphone jack
For a more intimate listening experience, the HK 3490 headphone jack with HARMAN headphone surround mode helps create a realistic 5.1-channel surround-sound experience from a single set of stereo headphones. Listeners will benefit from one-on-one listening without sacrificing one note of audio integrity.

Harman/Kardon® sound: A legacy of achievement
Exemplifying the balance among high style, modern design and audio ingenuity, the HK 3490 fully embodies the spirit of Harman/Kardon® innovation, a legacy represented by discerning audio enthusiasts for almost 60 years. Harman/Kardon® engineers have consistently advanced the science of sound, developing products that are dedicated to quality, durability and most importantly, generating rave reviews from audiophiles.

 
 
 
 
HK 3490
HK 3490