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electra225

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Re: Harmon Kardon Stereo Festival receiver
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2019, 09:12:13 PM »
Stereo Festivals are on ebay from time to time.  I have not seen one before nor since I got mine.  The pic I posted is from 2012.  I took it for the insurance company.  I have never done anything to it in the way of service or repair.
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Re: Harmon Kardon Stereo Festival receiver
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2019, 01:14:18 PM »
Picked up a TA224 from the usual suspect place, it has had caps replaced, but needs some work as the FM dial string is loose and slips,  and it has 2 mismatched knobs, but it was really cheap and has all good tubes including 4 original H-K label 7408s.
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Re: Harmon Kardon Stereo Festival receiver
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2019, 04:53:08 PM »
Nice score!   :) :)
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Re: Harmon Kardon Stereo Festival receiver
« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2019, 06:12:05 PM »
What Greg said!   :) :)

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Re: Harmon Kardon Stereo Festival receiver
« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2019, 08:45:35 PM »
Do I see a "blend" control in the photo?  Heath used those on some tube stereo units, to reduce the ping-pong effect of early fake stereo.  My AA-100 integrated amp also has a set of speaker outs for a center speaker to address the same issue. 

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Re: Harmon Kardon Stereo Festival receiver
« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2019, 03:48:31 PM »
Not home to verify a "blend" control, but I have seen them before. This one will need some minor work to bring up to snuff.  May end up using it with the inexpensive Dayton speakers mentioned in another thread as an "office system". I like H-K stuff and I think they had a better look than many makers components, and  have some NOS 7408 and 6V6gts already so won't need to get spares for it.
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