The thrust and goal of the Harman Kardon brand is to give music fans the finest sound with the greatest of ease. In the 1950s, company founders Sidney Harman and Bernard Kardon invented the receiver by combining a tuner and amplifier into a single unit that anyone (not just tech-genius audiophiles) could use.
In the 2000s, Harman Kardon was the first to simplify audio/video setup by fully color-coding an A/V receiver\'s rear-panel connections. In between, the company has pioneered everything from stereo sound to cassette decks to a remote control that automatically calibrates a home theater\'s sound system. Whatever you want your sound system to do, Harman Kardon wants to make it easy - and to make it sound great.