THE HISTORY OF HARMAN KARDON
Harman Kardon produces its first product
Why didn't someone think of this before?
The Festival D1000 is the world's first product that combines a tuner and an amplifier in one device - effectively inventing the 'receiver'
The Festival TA230 is the world's first stereo receiver.
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The world's first ultrawide bandwidth tube amplifier. The Citation II remains a classic collectors' item today.
Harman Kardon's Citation A and B are the first solid-state products with replaceable circuit boards for easy service.
Reducing the noise
Harman Kardon introduces the CAD5, the world's first casette deck with Dolby B-type noise reduction.
We introduce the first high-current capability amplifier: the Citation XX.
The need for speed
Our CDR-2 becomes the world's first CD audio recorder with 4x dub speed
Art meets science
Harman Kardon Soundsticks are the first computer speaker to win design awards.
Lot's of Logic
Our AVR 7000 is the first A/V Receiver with onboard Logic7, VMAx and HDCD processing
High-Performance Portable Loudspeaker Dock for iPod
From its flat iPod cradle and smart radio-frequency remote control to its arching stainless-steel handle, this is the loudspeaker dock that only Harman Kardon engineers could build.
Merging Art and Science
No desktop audio system has merged art and science so beautifully and so functionally as the GLA-55. Every detail, from the facets of its bass-reflex enclosures to its custom chrome tubing, has been designed to complement its astonishingly high sonic quality.
Handsome and compact
The MS 100 is a complete high-performance audio system. With a CD player, FM tuner, dock for an iPod, integrated loudspeakers, and auxiliary inputs for other audio products, it's a handsome, compact component that is perfect for the home or office - or almost anywhere else.
Beauty. In Its Finest Key.
Jennifer Lopez and Harman Kardon present the new BDS home audio entertainment system with 3D Blu-ray™ Disk playback and wireless streaming technology
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