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 Post subject: does anyone else have a Harman/Kardon Festival TA230
PostPosted: May Wed 28, 2008 7:10 am 
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Hello everyone,
Well I was wondering how many people have this Harman/Kardon model Festival model TA230 receiver .Well it was the world's first stereo Receiver. I have a working one in my collection that I'm going to recap it and build a new wooden case for it since original one was missing and someone used a old Sansui case instead.
sincerely Radio Rich


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I don't have one, but I have a scan of the Sams folder if you need it...


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Closest I've gotten to a Festival, is my Award A300 integrated amp. Same outputs (6V6), IIRC.

Great sounding amp... they'll have to pry it out of my cold, dead hands. :D

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I had what I think might have been the Harman-Kardon TA-260 receiver. It was AM and FM with separate tuners and 2 independent dials, no multiplex decoder in it (but an optional one was available for it that attached to the rear of the chassis and plugged into one of the output tubes for power).
It had a stereo amp with four type 7355 output tubes, and quite large output transformers and power transformer. What a shame that I had to go and sell this set about 15 years ago, in part due to the fact that I was moving and had to get rid of stuff, and also that it had messed up wirewound bias pots for the output tubes. I did not know where to get such pots. I wish I still had it now!


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 Post subject: Re: does anyone else have a Harman/Kardon Festival TA230
PostPosted: Oct Thu 24, 2019 5:30 am 
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Hello Guys,
Anyway, I have been thinking about restoring my receiver and building a couple 50s style speakers for this and I could either set my thorens 160 turntable or get more of a period one also one of my reel to reel decks
far as speakers I do have a pair Jensen 12" Alnico coaxial speakers without cabinets.
I even could build some nice speakers and matching receiver cabinet since it’s missing its cabinet
The other idea is to use a pair of nice period horns and some period woofers.
Sincerely rich


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 Post subject: Re: does anyone else have a Harman/Kardon Festival TA230
PostPosted: Oct Sat 26, 2019 2:39 pm 
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Radiomuseum has the schematic and more.

https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/harman_ta230ta_23_stereo_festiva.html

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 Post subject: Re: does anyone else have a Harman/Kardon Festival TA230
PostPosted: Nov Mon 11, 2019 12:52 am 
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I have one- and it is arguable that the Fisher TA-600 may actually be the first Stereo Receiver on the market- both came out within days of each other. But neither one is "all" stereo- both still have mono FM tuners.

The 6V6/7408 HK units are great sounding an easy to work on. Which face panel finish does yours have? HK made copper/brass/aluminum as options.

Speaker wise- the TA-230 is only about 12WPC so your 50's horn or coaxial idea is a good one- but don't rule out a nice modern efficient speaker either.


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 Post subject: Re: does anyone else have a Harman/Kardon Festival TA230
PostPosted: Nov Mon 11, 2019 1:03 am 
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hello 8417,
I want to build some period matching speaker and since my unit has no wooden cabinet for the receiver I was thinking use the same veneer on the cabinet as the speakers .
I do have set old jbls


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 Post subject: Re: does anyone else have a Harman/Kardon Festival TA230
PostPosted: Nov Fri 15, 2019 2:08 am 
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There are so many interesting designs from both yesteryear and today- but my vote for would be for original Karlson Cabinets using 15" drivers. Plenty of info on the web on building a pair.

http://home.planet.nl/~ulfman/


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