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HK Signature 2.1

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Samuel Des, May 2, 2002.

  1. Samuel Des

    Samuel Des Supporting Actor

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    I am interested in the Harman Kardon Signature 2.1 smplifier, but have been unable to find pics of the back of this unit. As it is unavailable locally, I will be purchasing online from Harman directly. I cannot take a look at it here.

    Are the speaker terminal easily accessible? My HK 7000 receiver's back-end is difficult to negotiate. I suspect that the Sig. 2.1 may be similarly layed out. Does anyone here actually have this amp? I found a total of four posts on it, but these were only audition suggestions -- no one seemed to have one.
     
  2. Bruce Cadotte

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    i have it and they are spaced pretty well apart along the bottom of the amp across in a line - - - - -.
     
  3. Samuel Des

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    Thanks Bruce -- What do you think of it? What do you have "mated with it"? Does it have a toriodal transformer?
     
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    Thanks Bruce -- What do you think of it?
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    i like it because it is a little bright compared to the sherwood 9080 amp(a little warm maybe)which i think is great for the surrounds.
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    What do you have "mated with it"?
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    right now every thing is kind of mixed up in my theaters because of waiting for the 950(should have tomorrow).
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    Does it have a toriodal transformer?
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    i have no idea what that is[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. Samuel Des

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    Hey, wow , thanks for getting back to me so quick. What I mean is, is the transformer donought shaped, or is it a box? I've become a little obsessed with that issue.
     
  6. Bruce Cadotte

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    not at home right now i am at work so i will look when i get home but i won't be able to post till tomorrow(must spend time with wife watching Friends,CSI and ER[​IMG] ,i want to watch the Red Wings but i have been married for 15 years now so i know who's the boss [​IMG] )
     
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    Yes, guys, it does have one of those donut shape transformers. Heavy too. High current amp and I hear a great value. I have it's "little" brother, the PA5800.
     
  9. Scott Oliver

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    How much is Harman selling one to you directly for. Is it refurbished?
    Anyhow, I have this amp and am trying to sell mine, for I am slowly moving to tube amplification. My amp is in "like new" condition (no scratches or dings, just usage). I have owned it for three years, but for only the first year was it used as my primary amp. The second year and a half, it only powered my 2 surround speakers, and for last half year it has been sitting unused on my audio rack, after I sold my surrounds. Email me if you are interested at [email protected] or if you have more questions you would like answered.
    Yes as stated it has a large donut shaped transformer standing on its end which is why the unit is as tall as it is. The rear layout is very well spaced, in comparison I have a Bryston amp that is nearly impossible to connect all three of its channels up at once due to spacing.
    I think this amp is a steal at the price they are going for used or refurbished currently. I am jealous that I had to pay like $1400 after tax for mine back in the day. Now the Signature 2.0 processor, I wouldn't wish that piece upon even my enemies. Can you tell I had reliability issues with the 2.0:b ?
     
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    The coolest thing about this amp is how the logo glows blue. It's the little things...
     

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