Saturday, April 18, 2009

Speakers - HK-20 Harmon Kardon 20




I only had a short time to audition these little gems. My friend had them stowed in his garage for two decades and we brought them down to see if they still had the sound he remembered. According to him, they did. The simplistic construction - notice the glue/putty/adhesive around the tweeter, and the interesting tone controls on the back terminal connectors make these speakers quaint. The sound, makes these speakers something to keep for decades.

How do they sound? Surprisingly natural - much like The Advent Loudspeaker. A little less bass, but quite nice, full, great for small spaces.

If you have any photos or stories about your HK-20 loudspeakers, please leave a comment or send me an email.

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6 comments:

  1. i have some hk speakers that just say "thirty" under the grill - they look a lot newer than these - black lacquer - ever run into any like that?

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  2. I just got a pair for 5 dollars the other day, in great shape!

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  3. I loved these speakers. I still have the HK20's, had the HK40's and the HK4 which seemed just about identical. Great sound if you can EQ them right! If anyone wants a pair or two of HK20's hit me up. revgreg66@yahoo.com

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    1. How much are the HK20's?

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  4. I just got a pair of these, but I can't figure out what the ohms are, it's not written anywhere on them.

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