Harman\/kardon demonstrated a masterful blend of features and performance with the HK 3490. Their "back to the basics" mentality of the HK 3490 redefined the modern two-channel stereo receiver and set the benchmark for others to follow. Instead of loading this receiver with useless features, harman\/kardon decisively incorporated the ones that matter most: quality amplification, digital audio inputs, and pristine fidelity. The HK 3490 had ample power to drive even modestly efficient speakers to reference levels in small to medium sized rooms without ever sounding strained or compressed. Stereo lovers rejoice as I don't believe you can find a better sounding stereo receiver, especially at this bargain basement price\n\n\nDiscuss "harman\/kardon HK 3490 Stereo Receiver Review" here. Read the article.