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Harman Kardon HK495i

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Power Output: 45 watts RMS per channel @ <0.09% THD
High Instantaneous Current Capability (HCC): 18A
Power Bandwidth: 10Hz - 60kHz
Frequency Response: 0.5Hz - 150kHz (+0, -3dB)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: Phono - 80dB "A" WTD | Video, CD & Tape - 85dB "A" WTD
Input Level/Impedance: Phono - 2.2mV/47k ohms, 125pF | Video, CD & Tape - 135mV/22k ohms
Phono Overload: 185mV (1kHz)
Tone Control Range () Bass 50Hz/Treble 10kHz: Bass - +/-10dB @ 50Hz | Treble - +/-10dB @ 10kHz
Loudness Control: at 50Hz +10dB and at 10kHz +3dB
Filter: Subsonic - 15Hz, 6dB/ Octave

FM Section
Usable Sensitivity: MONO - 10.8dBf (0.95uV - 75 ohms)
Quieting Sensitivity: MONO - 15.1dBf (1.65uV - 75 ohms)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: STEREO - 75dB
Alternate Channel Selectivity: 65dB
Stereo Separation: 50dB (1kHz)
Total Harmonic Distortion: FM Mono - 0.08% (1kHz, 100% modulation) | FM Stereo- 0.12% (1kHz, 100% modulation)

AM Section
Sensitivity: AM External Antenna - 15uV
Alternate Channel Selectivity: AM - 45dB
Dimensions:443 x 103 x 368 mm (Width x Height x Depth)
Year:1985 - 1987

Rating:8.00 out of 10
Website:Harman Kardon


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By: Rob Pankratz
5th May 2011
5 out of 5 "Harmon Kardon HK495I"
Amazingly powerful little receiver. High current means great dynamic range. Picked one up recently for 20.00 CDN, electronics cleaner into the pots, and it made my Paradigm Titans sound RICH, and my Jamo c-403's sounded huge, didn't need a sub. My son coupled it with JBL 630 towers and an iPod.. It really kicks those speakers, I had to leave the room at 5/10 volume it was clear crisp and POUNDING... Dubstep was shaking the walls.
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