I got a h/k 3390 stereo receiver earlier today to use in a studio I'm setting up in the house to do my paintings. I planned to use a pair of Polk bookshelfs with them.
Well, I got too excited, and instead, brought it down to the main rig for a test run.
I unplugged my tube integrated and fired up the h/k.
This receiver is SICK! I swear I did not expect it to sound this good. Hell, for the 3390's asking price, this unit is a steal and probably the best bargain in audio I've come across so far (new, not used).
This receiver is not going anywhere. It's staying in the main rig.
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I currently have it powering my RT1000p's. The sound is so open, detailed, dynamic and effortless. Excellent HF extension. The texture is very nice and rich too which I really dig.
I've also have NAD separates that I rotate in my rig that cost way more $. I like this h/k much more. I know some of you may think I'm crazy, but that's ok, maybe I am, because I like this unit as much as the 3 single ended tube amps I have.
I'm going to try it out with my LSi9 and B&W in a few months.
I never tried a receiver in the past other than about half a dozen 5.1 HT receivers that couldn't do music. Now I'm excited about 2ch receivers after trying this one out.
I think I'm going to get a Yamaha R-S300 next and compare it to the h/k.
This unit is definitely worth checking out if you're in the market for 2ch amplification. Don't let it's price fool you.