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 Post subject: help ID this 1950s Harman-Kardon integrated receiver?
PostPosted: May Sun 10, 2015 10:35 am 
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I recently picked up this old H-K receiver at an estate sale, but cannot seem to identify it. It's lacking an enclosure, which hasn't helped me any. The circuit seems to be identical to the A-200 "Guide" model of the mid-'50s. However, instead of having a horizontal scale, this one has a scale in a half-circle.

Can anyone shed any light on what model this might be?


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 Post subject: Re: help ID this 1950s Harman-Kardon integrated receiver?
PostPosted: May Sun 10, 2015 12:36 pm 
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When you say "integrated receiver" do you mean it contains a power amp with speaker connections? Can you show a picture of the top of the chassis?

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 Post subject: Re: help ID this 1950s Harman-Kardon integrated receiver?
PostPosted: May Sun 10, 2015 1:40 pm 
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The A-200 "Guide" is an AM/FM tuner only.

The D-200 "Recital" does have an integrated amplifier.

This one does have a volume control, but I would think it is just a tuner like the Guide.

I have to say I'm not familiar with this one. Looks like an older model.
No markings on it anywhere?

Oh, Of course, welcome to the Antique Radio Forums! Sorry, I'm slow sometimes... :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: help ID this 1950s Harman-Kardon integrated receiver?
PostPosted: May Sun 10, 2015 2:48 pm 
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That's a 1954/1955 Harmon Kardon A-100 AM/FM tuner.

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Audio Magazine, May 1954

I believe that was HK's first tuner when the company was first formed. It's a very rare tuner, though most likely, not a very valuable tuner. It's probably more valuable historical wise then it is performance and/or style wise.

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 Post subject: Re: help ID this 1950s Harman-Kardon integrated receiver?
PostPosted: May Sun 10, 2015 3:22 pm 
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Good sleuthing, as usual, Mike!

Why not post the auction you got that photo from?
Perhaps RCH would like to buy that ad? :D

http://www.ebay.com/itm/161700764295

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 Post subject: Re: help ID this 1950s Harman-Kardon integrated receiver?
PostPosted: May Sun 10, 2015 3:26 pm 
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Because the auction that I got that photo from had already had the banner "This listing was ended by the seller because the item is no longer available." so I didn't think it was any longer available. I didn't see the relisting on top. If I had seen the relisting, trust me, I would have posted it.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Harman-Kardon-1 ... 7675.l2557

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 Post subject: Re: help ID this 1950s Harman-Kardon integrated receiver?
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No worries, Perhaps it wasn't yet relisted when you found it?

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 Post subject: Re: help ID this 1950s Harman-Kardon integrated receiver?
PostPosted: May Sun 10, 2015 5:11 pm 
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OK so it is a tuner, not an integrated receiver with a built-in amplifier. I see that the manual with schematic is available here:

http://www.mikesmanuals.com/Manuals_Det ... ew+Details

I believe Radio Shack contracted with H-K to build similar but separate AM and FM tuners to be tagged as "Realist" which was their original house brand for some of their products. This is from a 1955 catalog on RadiosShackCatalogs.com.

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