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Company Profile[edit]

Harman/Kardon (proper spelling: harman/kardon) is a U.S. manufacturer of high-quality audio components.

  • Founded in New York City in 1953 by Dr. Sidney Harman and Bernard Kardon; Sidney Harman ran the company until he was 87 (2005).
  • In 1954, harman/kardon introduced the Festival D1000, the world's first receiver (amplifier and tuner in one unit).

In 1958 the first stereo receiver followed with the Festival TA230.

  • In the 1970s, h/k built twin powered receivers with one power supply per channel, until the 1990s high-quality pre- and power amplifier (Citation and Signature series).
  • In 2005 harman/kardon brought the first fully digital 5.1 surround sound system into the car (in the Mercedes-Benz S-Class / W221 series).


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