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Details about  HARMAN KARDON CITATION A CONTROL CENTER PREAMPLIFIER VINTAGE HI-FI QUALITY !

HARMAN KARDON CITATION A CONTROL CENTER PREAMPLIFIER VINTAGE HI-FI QUALITY !

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GOOD OVERALL WORKING AND COSMETIC CONDITION WITH NORMAL SIGNS OF AGE AND USE, SOLD AS IS AS STATED.

Ended:
Aug 27, 2014
Price:
US $479.99
Approximately C $538.79(including shipping)
 
 
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Seller Notes: GOOD OVERALL WORKING AND COSMETIC CONDITION WITH NORMAL SIGNS OF AGE AND USE, SOLD AS IS AS STATED.
Brand:

Harman Kardon

Country/Region of Manufacture:

United States

HARMAN KARDON CITATION A CONTROL CENTER PREAMPLIFIER VINTAGE HI-FI QUALITY !

 HARMAN KARDON CITATION A CONTROL CENTER PREAMPLIFIER VINTAGE HI-FI QUALITY !

PLEASE VIEW THE MANY PHOTOS BELOW THIS LISTING  OF THE ACTUAL UNIT OFFERED.

PLEASE VIEW THE MANY PHOTOS BELOW THIS LISTING  OF THE ACTUAL UNIT OFFERED.

After doing some research I found out this was the first solid state preamplifier unit and HK pulled out all the stops and built this unit right. Glass Epoxy Circuit Boards and Ducati and Neuberger caps. A test report done by High Fidelity in 1963 stated the following. "Superb response characteristic is not matched by any other known preamplifier", this included the four top tube preamps at that time. "Citation A literally has flat response to beyond one million cycles and distortion that is non-measurable by the usual methods", "Excellent transient characteristics and virtually no phase shift throughout its extremely wide range", "Harmonic distortion is actually less than the residual distortion of the measuring equipment", "It's listening quality is superb.... The overall effect of listening to the Citation A is simply, more music and less fatigue".

The unit works good, and has had some service in the past, and does sound exceptional for solid state, a few minor scratches and scuffs, the face is good as is the lettering , some minor static in controls and switching,some finger wear on the knobs.

THE FINE PRINT : Bids from sincere, "prompt paying" parties with a well established, positive track record are ALWAYS welcomed. PLEASE READ THOROUGHLY AND AGREE BEFORE BIDDING: IF MY TERMS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE TO YOU, KINDLY REFRAIN FROM BIDDING. Also, if bidding on my auctions PLEASE have a reasonable grasp of conversational English - or have a translator capable of said at Your disposal. I don't mean to sound rude, we just simply don't have time to navigate a cavernous language barrier, and believe that prompt, concise communication is key to a safe and mutually gratifying transaction. Thank You again for Your time and consideration.

 Questions , I invite sincere questions from individuals who wish to become owners (as opposed to just dreamers, puffers, and general hecklers)! If I have failed to cover a particular detail in the auction text, feel free to ask. I try to answer questions m-f between about 10 am and 8 pm - time permitting.

Packing, Getting Your item to You safely and intact is of paramount importance to me! I am a skilled packer and crater and know how to PROPERLY package fragile and valuable items. Each item has it's own unique packaging requirements. I apply the appropriate method to ensure safe arrival. My process minimizes damage risks considerably, thusly avoiding headache and heartache for both of us. Large loudspeakers are generally crated and make generous use of sheet styrofoam on all 6 sides. Vintage amps, Turntables, Tape Decks and Preamps are typically double boxed, using polyfoam or equivalent padding to minimize shock - tubes are either removed and packed separately, or protected against impact accordingly.

I charge a modest fee for packing time and materials, as both cost me in terms of manpower and the materials can get costly. The packing fee is always noted in our listings, so "No Surprises"

Warranty : Most of items I offer are decades old. I do covenant that the item in-question offered is in the condition stated in the auction text. Beyond that, any used item is offered for sale in an "as is, as stated" condition.

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Item location: San Diego, California, United States
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