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Harman Kardon HK 3390 80W Stereo Receiver (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • Convenient front-panel audio/video input for use with video games or portable players
  • 80 Watts x 2 into 8 ohms
  • Dual subwoofer output, with trigger for direct connection to powered subwoofers
  • Harman Kardon system remote for control of compatible Harman Kardon CD and DVD players
  • Remote A/B switching

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Product Specifications

Brand NameHarman Kardon
Color Namemulticolor
Peak Power Handling - Speakers160 watts
RMS Power Range - Amplifiers80 watts
Output Channels2

Technical Details

  • Front-panel audio/video input
  • Dual subwoofer output with trigger
  • Remote A/B switching
  • 30-Preset AM/FM tuner

Product Description

Product Description

In the years since Harman Kardon engineers invented the high-fidelity receiver, we have taken to heart the philosophy of bringing the joy of home entertainment to as many people as possible, all the while improving performance and adding features. The HK 3390 offers the best in traditional analog two-channel audio, including a 30-preset AM/FM tuner, an integrated phono preamplifier for enjoying your vinyl library and a tape monitor loop that lets you listen to your tape recordings as they’re being made when used with a three-head tape deck. If high-performance audio reproduction weren’t enough, we’ve added composite video switching. Use the included audio/video cable to connect your iPod (not included) or other portable players to the HK 3390, or just enjoy your favorite television programs in stereo without firing up your main home theater. Whether listening to an LP record pressed last century or watching a movie you downloaded to your digital media player last night, your new HK 3390 delivers the powerful, detailed performance you’ve come to expect from Harman Kardon products. To obtain the maximum enjoyment from your new receiver, we urge you to read this manual and refer back to it as you become more familiar with its features and their operation products.

From the Manufacturer

The HK 3390 is a high current stereo receiver that will give you outstanding audio playback. It has 80 watts times two at 8 ohms and 100 watts times two at 4 Ohms. It has A/B switching and comes with a remote control.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 17.4 x 6.4 inches ; 20.9 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 25.4 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B00198BOAM
  • Item model number: HK 3390
  • Batteries 4 AAA batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (154 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #71,834 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at May 13, 2008
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

94 of 94 people found the following review helpful By J. Irwin on March 20, 2010
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This Harman Kardon 3390 was part of a larger upgrade to the home sound system, replacing an aging 90 watt per channel Yamaha. Also included were new speakers in the form of Klipsch Reference Series RF-62's, replacing Bose 501's. A similar review will be posted for the speakers.

As we all do, I started this upgrade project with certain assumptions - some accurate, some not. And like many of you reading this, I relied heavily on user and expert reviews from many sources on the web. But those aren't always helpful since the world of audio equipment seems to have its own peculiar lexicon with terms that are not defined and often fully understood only by the writer. Actual auditions of the equipment were somewhat limited by the fact that few dealers carry both brands where I live. This is a real problem since best results are achieved not just by selecting a good receiver and good speakers, but by hearing how they work together. For instance, "bright" speakers don't pair up very well with "bright" receivers - the result can be something too bright and potentially harsh sounding. That said, I nevertheless attempted to gain as much understanding as I could through things I read (reviews, blogs, etc.) and limited auditions of equipment. In the end, I feel rather lucky to have put together something that works very well as a system.

I've always been a believer in going with a lot of watts per channel, not so much to produce high listening volume, but to have plenty of "headroom" in the system so that the sound is better even at modest volume. 100 watts always seemed like a good target. I was therefore a little unsure of the 80 watt rating of the HK, but all the reviews I read seemed to indicate that it would be OK.
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130 of 133 people found the following review helpful By Walter D. Williams on January 6, 2009
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After spending a few years in a disease called audiophilia, I vowed to stop spending money wildly on different audio gear just so I could hear something different. I came to the conclusion after having a H/K theater receiver before that I did enjoy the sound enough to try another one as a two channel set-up. I sold my tube amp and bought the H/K 3390 from Amazon. Short story is the H/K 3390 sounds remarkable for 1/5 the price of the tube amp. The exponential in audio can be frustrating as you have to usually spend a lot more to get a margianally better sound. I'm not saying I will never dabble with more expensive electronics, but someone who buys this amp will be satisfied with the results.
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53 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Bui from HI on November 19, 2009
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I was pleasantly surprised to have found an inexpensive receiver from Harman Kardon. This is an analog stereo receiver. No digital inputs such as HDMI and the like. No fancy equalizer. So do not consider it to connect to your brand new LCD or plasma TV set. I bought the unit to replace an older Integra receiver. I connected the unit to a pair of Monitor Audio A6 and a high-end Toshiba HDCD (high definition CD) player. The system was installed in my 500-sf study room just set up to listen to music while reading. The installation was quite simple. A pair of high quality speaker wires. And a quality RCA cable to connect to the CD player. As expected from what I read in the reviews prior to the purchasing decision, the sound was of high fidelity, and the AM/FM tuner was crystal clear even with a tiny antenna wire. As with any good receiver, the HK reproduces the CDs as it was recorded with no perceptible distortion (if any) . I tried the system with a variety of music types and with a variety of recording quality. The system does justice to all of them. Those that were inadequately recorded showed its flaws. Those that were artistically recorded sounded just wonderfully. Even at low volume. I also like the simplicity of the unit. Just a few buttons on the panel, and a dimmer function to dim the panel light. In sum, simplicity and quality. That all I need. Just pick a good CD from your favorite collection and enjoy.
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful By davguitar on January 5, 2010
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I own too much audio gear. I have separates (B&K/Carver) plus a vintage Technics Pro Series integrated amp that weighs more than most of the heavier power amps, an old Yamaha receiver, plus two newer Onkyo receivers, the 8222 and the 8255 still sold here at Amazon (and some of this gear is going ot be sold or given to one of my sons). I've been using this new H-K unit for only a few days, so I'm still in the honeymoon stage. Unless the thing just goes dead, which I don't expect, I don't think that this "honeymoon" will end any time soon. If you've done you're homework and you're looking at the product offerings here at Amazon, you may have narrowed it do buying a Yamaha, Onkyo, or this Harman Kardon. Yamaha products are very nice but they are over-priced, just as Denon products, IMHO. Onkyo is priced right and the quality is excellent. I narrowed my choices to this H-K and an Onkyo 8555. What tipped the scale for me was reading that you have to change the Onkyo receiver's setup every time you want to use speakers with a nominal impedance of 4 Ohms to 6 Ohms. If I were the only user of this receiver I would not be concerned. Since I don't know exactly what that setup change does, in regards to the receiver's power supply, I didn't want to have that to be concerned with. I will state that H-K and Onkyo have superior tonal qualities. Amplifiers are supposed to be neutral, like the ideal "straight wire with gain" but the fact is that amplifier manufacturers oftentimes do "voice" their products just like speaker, cartridge or digital disc player manufacturers do. Onkyo units sound about as neutral as you'll find but if not mated with the right speakers they might sound a bit harsh on the top end. This H-K sounds very neutral to me and is not quite as hard sounding on the top end as Onkyo.Read more ›
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