Machine Spotlight: 1983 Harmon/Kardon CD-491

Today's Machine Spotlight belongs to my Harmon/Kardon CD-491 cassette deck.  Back in 1983, this deck was extremely advanced, and (arguably) rivaled some Nakamichi models of the day. This deck still sounds incredible today, in both playback and recording.  Unlike most single-head cassette decks, the Harmon/Kardon 3-head unit enabled the user to listen in real-time while recording, allowing … Continue reading Machine Spotlight: 1983 Harmon/Kardon CD-491