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 Post subject: New to me
PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:13 pm 
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I was at the local pawn shop today and saw this Harman Kardon 930 sitting under other electronics. I had to buy it. Everything works fine and it sounds very nice. I have to use a pencil to push the power switch. Think it might not be original because it come back out but not as much as it should. I will look into it latter because I am having too much fun with it. The Sansui will take a break for awhile.


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Green is the Color......very nice find. how many shekels? :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:28 pm 
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Nice find. True dual mono with it's twin power supplies. A cut above most in the day. I had a 730 and really enjoyed it. Pretty good phono stage too.


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Wicked. Always wanted to restore one. That is some serious-looking power...
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:45 pm 
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that would be a rare find in your area being from saint john myself


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I have had many HK in my days but nothing earlier than the early 80's.This seems to be a little warm and very powerful. It tames down my Yamaha NS 690v1 nicely. I was really just looking for a tuner but from what I hear...this has a pretty good one . Thanks


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Those HK930 are the real thing, just great wideband high current integrated amps. They do have a glaring fault in the tuner section where the matrix chip goes noisy and causes issues. Also on that model if the FM Lamp goes out so does your FM Stereo, you end up with Mono FM. Consider replacing the 8 electrolytic capacitors in the phono stage, even when new they used questionable caps and an update will bring the phono stage up to a whole new level. I used to do lots of warranty work on HK gear back in the heyday, the HK X30a/b/c series is all well built and built to last!

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Those HK930 are the real thing, just great wideband high current integrated amps. They do have a glaring fault in the tuner section where the matrix chip goes noisy and causes issues. Also on that model if the FM Lamp goes out so does your FM Stereo, you end up with Mono FM. Consider replacing the 8 electrolytic capacitors in the phono stage, even when new they used questionable caps and an update will bring the phono stage up to a whole new level. I used to do lots of warranty work on HK gear back in the heyday, the HK X30a/b/c series is all well built and built to last!

Good to hear. Thanks for the tip.


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What are the two transformers powering? One for preamp and other for power. Of is it like a mono set up? Interesting integrated design.

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What are the two transformers powering? One for preamp and other for power. Of is it like a mono set up? Interesting integrated design.


....be dual mono amp sections

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Nice piece. New in 1972. Ours didn’t last long, traded in on Citation 11/12 combo.

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Make certain you have at least 6" of clear air space above that receiver. They run their amplifiers hotter than most and heat will kill them pretty quickly in some cases.

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I love vintage gear and that receiver rocks! What kind of TT and speakers will you match it with ?

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Audio_Guy wrote:
I love vintage gear and that receiver rocks! What kind of TT and speakers will you match it with ?

Hey Audio_Guy. Me too. I am using Yamaha NS-690 v1 and a Pioneer Pl-255. Loving this setup.


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this one was built by Rotel?

know rotel did some hk stuff... came up after yapping about an old Procom receiver.

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