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Harman/kardon HK 990

Harman/kardon HK 990
alaScore 83

39 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews of Harman/kardon HK 990. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Harman/kardon HK 990 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 39 reviews)

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Harman/kardon HK 990


alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Harman/kardon HK 990 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on

77% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Harman Kardon HK990 2x150 Watt 2.2-Channel Stereo Integrated Amplifier (Black)Harman Kardon HK990 2x150 Watt 2.2-Channel Stereo Integrated Amplifier (Black) (Old Version)

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Dr. David A. Rich (

Harman Kardon HK 990 Stereo Integrated Amplifier with Digital Room Correction and Dual Subwoofer Bass Management ? Part III


Circuit design and the tape recorder section are the focus of the final section of my HK 990 review. The topics are addressed to different groups. Those interested in the tape recorder section will find information on Page 9. The tape recorder...

As with any debut product, the HK990 has some glitches. The front panel controls are very difficult to manipulate and the room-correction system has some software bugs. Putting these issues aside, the HK990 is a revolutionary product that will be on...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Dr. David A. Rich (

Harman Kardon HK 990 Stereo Integrated Amplifier with Digital Room Correction and Dual Subwoofer Bass Management ? Part II


This second part of the HK 990 review examines the signal flows in the HK 990 dual-domain integrated amplifier. This analysis is relevant to all units, including modem AVRs, with a DSP signal processing unit in the main signal path. The signal flow is...

We ended at the analog preamp out. Our journey through the HK 990 DSP-centric integrated amplifier has concluded. While the unit’s design requires a multi-disciplinary approach and hundreds of parts, the basics of the design at the block-diagram level...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Dr. David A. Rich (

Harman Kardon HK 990 Stereo Integrated Amplifier with Digital Room Correction and Dual Subwoofer Bass Management ? Part I


The HK 990 is a truly unique stereo component. It is a dual domain device capable of accepting analog or digital inputs, converting domains as required, and sending the results to the speaker. A complex room-correction system in a stereo integrated...

With the addition of digital room-correction, the HK 990 travels into unique space for a stereo integrated amplifier. As a dual-domain device, its internal electronics are conversant with analog or digital inputs, including high resolution files....

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity (

Harman Kardon HK 990 Integrated Amplifier and HD 990 CD Player


The HK 990 integrated amplifier and HD 990 CD player are stunning achievements for Harman Kardon. They are beautifully crafted and artfully designed components that will blend well into almost any décor. More importantly, they offer a level of...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Richard Black (

Harman Kardon HD990 and HK990 amplifier review


Harman Kardon has stepped-up with a highly desirable source and amp

A highly detailed player with excellent extension at both extremes ; Impressive resolution between ; Well featured and pleasant to use ; Fantastic amplifier ; Extra inputs

Highs can be difficult to correct ; Dynamics are the only real weakness

Jun, 2009

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by: EISA (

European Audio Amplifier 2009-2010 -> Harman Kardon HK 990


This is no mere 'new amplifier' from Harman Kardon, for the HK 990 represents a root-and-branch evolution of all previous HK integrated models. Marketed as a '2.2-channel' amplifier, this heavyweight performer also includes on-board DSP for bass...

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: (

Harman Kardon HK 990


Crystal clear through the entire spectrum. It produces incredibly accurate sound and processes signals very fast.Makes for satisfying listening,even at low volumes.Sound is full, detailed,well defined, pleasant to the ear,and very natural /realistic.

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: (

Harman Kardon HK 990


A friend of mine who works for Harman told me about this amp and said that he was going to get one as soon as he could. He asked me to research it and to give him my thoughts. I researched and researched everything I could on the amp but as most of you...

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: EG, Harrogate (

Harman Kardon HK990


A proper heavyweight amplifier which delivers warm punchy sound (paired with other HK components). Astonishing clarity and power, a massive improvement on my oldish Cyrus boxes. It is remarkable just what HK have crammed in to this unit. As always with...

None at all

Nov, 2010

Product Specifications


DLNA certified: No


iPod Control: No
USB Interface: Yes

General Features

Loudspeakers: No


Dolby / DTS: No