how is the Harman Kardon FL 8380 CD player?

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  1. Rich Moorehead

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    i just purchased the HK3475 Stereo receiver and i need a cd player. i was looking at this one but i noticed it has only a 1-volt output. how will this affect performance? anyone have experience? thanks guys
     
  2. JohnSer

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    I have a refurb 8380 plugged into a refurb 3470, and the output level is fine. It seems higher than the FM level. I also had it hooked up, for a short time to my 520, through the front panel analog inputs, and didn't notice any issue with low input level.
    I have only had it for about a month, but haven't had any issues. Sound wise, its seems to be slightly better than the Sony 335 player I have. The refurb 8380 has more light scratches than I would like. Such is having a used unit with a lexan front, with an item that has to be manualy handled.

    JohnS
     
  3. Mark Hedges

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    Gleaning through various internet reviews it seems that the 8380 has some ergonomic and reliability problems, but the sound is supposed to be good. I am tempted to get one anyway. They are only $100 refurb from harmanaudio.com!

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  4. JohnSer

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    Mark,

    They must of just dropped their price. They were $128 only a few weeks ago. I have seen some get bid up to $130+ recently ???? on their Ebay store.

    JohnS
     

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