Vintage Harman Kardon Citation II Stereo Vacuum Tube Amplifier in good working condition.This amplifier has had some rebuild work recently and has been in working order.Offered as is and no returns, please ask if you have questions and I will reply shortly.Many of these items are recently removed from long term climate controlled storage.It should be assumed that any vintage electronics may require inspection andor repair before operation.International bidders welcome through the eBay Global Shi...pping Program only.Payment required within 3 days of auction closing.If payment is to be delayed please contact me, I will work with those who communicate.Items left unpaid and without notice will be relisted after being processed as an unpaid item.
Offered is a vintage Harman Kardon Citation II stereo tube power amplifier in working condition. Amplifier was serviced before, some resistors and RCA jacks were replaced. A Sprague Atom capacitor was installed. The 4 output tubes are original GE 6550. The 6 12BY7A tubes are mixed brands, one 12BY7A tube should be replaced because it is weak or out of specs. Amplifier works fine and sounds outstanding. Cosmetic is good, shows scratches or wear on metal and body. One of the plastic feet is not or...iginal. Please refer to pictures for condition and judge for yourself. A copy of the manual with schematic is included. Due to the nature of vintage electronics, amplifier will be sold as is. No returns accepted. Amplifier will be well packed. Tubes to be shipped separately to prevent damage. PayPal to confirmed address only. Ships only to USA via FedEx or USPS. Please feel free to ask questions.
Vintage Harman Kardon Citation II Amplifier Tube Cage ready for use or restoration.Offered as is and no returns, please ask if you have questions and I will reply shortly.Many of these items are recently removed from long term climate controlled storage.It should be assumed that any vintage electronics may require inspection andor repair before operation.International bidders welcome through the eBay Global Shipping Program only.Payment required within 3 days of auction closing.If payment is to ...be delayed please contact me, I will work with those who communicate.Items left unpaid and without notice will be relisted after being processed as an unpaid item.
You are bidding on a vintage Harman Kardon Citation Twelve stereo amplifier that is in excellent condition as you can see from the pictures and it even works too The switch I believe someone has added after the fact since these amps dont have an onoff switch. It looks like it was meant to be and looks like a professionals work and functions well with turning it off and on. Please view my other items as I have other pieces of rare vintage stereo equipment on here right now too. I will ship this f...or 50 due to its weight. I could also meet locally with it to save you on shipping costs. Please ask any questions you may have before bidding. Thanks for looking and happy bidding.
Up for sale is an excellent pair of genuine Citation II (Citation Two) output transformers. They were pulled from a working Harman Kardon Citation II power amplifier many years ago. As you can see from the photos, they have matching stamping numbers. They were rated at 60 watts in Stu Hegemans design - but they are as hefty as most 100 watt trannys. The fully potted beasts weigh in at just shy of 16 pounds each. I have measured all windings (plate, screen, speaker), which check out fine. I can a...lso report that the DCR of all windings in one tranny matches the other tranny within ONE ohm (I guess that would make them pretty well matched.) In addition, I measuredcalculated the primary and found it to be about 3200 ohms plate to plate (to 4, 8 16 ohms) on both units. This pair has cloth leads on all the windings. And the lead length is about as good as you can manage to get from "pulled units". The speaker leads are the shortest (as usual) - but even the shortest of these is still 4 inches. And the primary leads are a minimum of 6 inches. The detailed photos show all sides of both transformers - so there will be no surprises for the buyer. The condition is typical for these units - which is to say that some of the paint is missing. (If you see a pair of Citation II trannys that have perfect brown paint, then they have probably just been repainted) The paint on this pair is original - and it shows. But there are absolutely no dings or dents in either of the cases. So the if buyer chooses to repaint them, they will look factory new. These output transformers are some of the most sought after from the golden age of audio. They are absolutely legendary for their flat and ridiculously wide frequency response. If I have to tell you any more, then these are probably not for you. I have no idea what price the shipping calculator is likely to spit out for your location - it may be excessively high for this item. HOWEVER, I believe the safest and cheapest way to ship these awkward units is to put each one in its own USPS Medium Flat Rate box. That would make shipping costs to most any US address amount to less than 29 total. As usual - PLEASE WAIT FOR MY INVOICE - and you will always get the best shipping price. SHIPPING INFORMATION:Buyer pays actual shipping costs - simple as that I charge the buyer only what it costs me to ship the sale item(s). Unless otherwise stated, I never charge for any packing materials because any reasonably resourceful person can obtain these for nothing Nor do I charge for any packing labor or handling or any other trumped up charge associated with shipping. And not only is my packing free - its some of the best packing you will ever see Judge for yourself when you receive the package. Ive packed and shipped this same sort of stuff for years and I know all the tricks to make sure you receive the merchandise unharmed. Shipping is simply a non-profit requirement to complete the sale. I appreciate fast payment, but PLEASE WAIT FOR MY INVOICE BEFORE SENDING PAYMENT. I promise to send you that invoice within 24 hours of the win time. YOU WILL GET THE MOST ACCURATE SHIPPING COST IF YOU WAIT FOR MY INVOICE eBAY insists that a shipping cost is included in the listing before the final destination is known. Their shipping calculator is supposed to get the cost right - but often fails. Sometimes their guesstimate is too high. By waiting for my invoice you will be assured of paying the correct shipping charges. All items are shipped by USPS (AKA the Post Office) exclusively unless other arrangements are made through me. In almost all cases - and usually by a wide margin - they offer the lowest prices for the same (or much shorter) delivery times than any of the other carrier options. Plenty of past experience has taught me that, contrary to popular belief, their handling of packages is at least as good as the other options - often much better And unlike the others - they will even pay damage claims from time to time. If yo
I bought a working HK II in 2014 and had Don Sachs do a complete restoration and upgrade. He installed the Jim Mcshane power supply kit along with the level II and II plus modifications. See http:www.mcshanedesign.netcitpage.htmparts.htm for all the details. Dons also did his full restoration which includes replacing every resistor and capacitor, replacing every tube socket, jack and wiring, new binding posts, triodeultralinear switch, install a pair of jacks for biasing, a CCS upgrade, power co...rd, separate filament transformer, regulated DC filament for 2 input tubes. See http:www.dsachsconsulting.comcitation20ii.html for more details. The binding posts are connected to the 4 ohm tap. The cost was around 2400 for the restoration.br style"box-sizing: border-box color: rgb(51, 51, 51) font-family: quothelvetica neuequot, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif font-size: 13px background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255)"br style"box-sizing: border-box color: rgb(51, 51, 51) font-family: quothelvetica neuequot, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif font-size: 13px background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255)"I comes with a set on input tubes but no power tubes as the ones currently installed are Tung Sol black plates from 1960 which I am keeping for another amp.br style"box-sizing: border-box color: rgb(51, 51, 51) font-family: quothelvetica neuequot, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif font-size: 13px background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255)"br style"box-sizing: border-box color: rgb(51, 51, 51) font-family: quothelvetica neuequot, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif font-size: 13px background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255)"The guy I originally purchased the amp from decided to clean it up first and unfortunately wiped off the front decal. The lettering is still in place on the tube deck and the back plate. A replacement front decal can be purchased online for around 40. The transformers have some paint worn off and can be repainted with automotive paint.
Citation II TransformersThis listing is for a pair of Output Transformers from a Harman Kardon Citation II.They are mounted on a small Aluminum ChassisTransformers have been checked and they are fully functional.Removed from: Harman Kardon Citation IITransformer Dimensions (approx.): 4 58" X 5 18" X 5 12"Chassis Dimensions: 7.75" X 7.5" X 2.8"Thanks for looking
For Sale is OneHarman Kardon Citation II AmplifierFully Restored with Jim McShane supplied partsThis amplifier is in flawless operating condition. It works, essentially, as a newly manufactured Citation II would have, but with the benefit of the modern parts, upgrades, and tweaks carefully selected and honed by Jim McShane over the past three decades. If you don't know who Jim McShane is, Google him. He is widely known as the authority on these amps. Kits installed:PSU Level 2 UpgradeBias Supply... UpgradePremium Resistor Kit with Mills "tail" resistorsPremium Capacitor Kit with K40 PIO coupling capacitorsPremium Wire Kit with Belden shielded input cables and silver-plated PTFE hookup wireI disassembled the amplifier entirely and built it up from scratch. Here is a description of exactly what I did.Chassis and TransformersThe chassis was stripped to bare metal, repaired where needed (the previous owner had modified it), primed with automotive primer, sanded smooth, given a base coat, sanded, and given another coat of color. At this point, I applied replica gold-flake decals to the chassis which I personally drew and had printed. At that point I sprayed the chassis with a coat of 2K high-gloss automotive primer, sanded it, and sprayed it with a second coat of clear. The transformers were treated likewise.The original bottom plate had lost all its original markings, was rusted and warped. The plate you see is one of my replicas. I have cleaned up the original plate by removing all the rust and buffing it. I will include it with the amplifier if you wish. All hardware used in the amp (screws, bolts, nuts, washers) is new and made of stainless steel, or in the case of the black screws, steel with a black oxide finish. Electronic RestorationI stripped the the turret boards and power supply bracket of all their old parts and installed Jim McShane's kits according to his instructions. Every capacitor, resistor (with the exception of the bias pots), and piece of wire in the amplifier is brand new. I used 4 silver solder and, as noted above, silver-plated PTFE hookup wire supplied by Jim McShane.The meter switch was stripped of all wiring, entirely disassembled, carefully cleaned with DeOxit products, lubricated, and reassembled.The bias potentiometers were disassembled, meticulously and delicately cleaned, lubricated, reassembled, and tested before installation.The original choke tested properly and is quite an excellent choke. It was retained. The bias meter was tested, cleaned, and retained.ModificationsMost people who restore Citation II amplifiers have to sacrifice the 16 Ohm terminal at the back of the amplifier in order to use modern binding posts. I wanted to use modern parts without cutting the chassis. So I designed and installed custom-made adapters to the back of the amplifier. See the photos. The adapters allowed me to seamlessly install modern binding posts for Ground, 4 Ohm, 8 Ohm, and 16 Ohm connections without cutting metal or compromising the aesthetics of the amplifier. I also made matching adapters for the RCA jacks and installed a power switch in place of the courtesy outlet using another custom-made adapter. The result is an absolutely seamless look. No Citation II has a more functional or beautiful rear. Besides the changes to the power supply and small tweaks to some resistor values made by Jim McShane (for instance, 6.81K resistors instead of 6.8K), the circuit is as-designed. This is not some home-brew amp based on the Citation II. It's a Citation II. ConditionThe amp is functionally about 9 months old (the time since restoration). In that time, it has served mostly as a show piece, having perhaps 9 hours of playing on it. It is barely broken in and operates flawlessly with a bold, effortless musicality and clean presentation that no tube amplifier before -- and very few since -- have ever matched. The amp is as silent as most solid state gear. You will hear no hum or buzz from your speakers, even very efficient
Harman Kardon Citation model 21 Control Preamplifier Stereo Preamp For Repair. Powers on.160 produces sound at very low volume.Sound is faint. If volume knob is turned up all the way, you can hear the music source but obviously this unit needs some repair or cleaning work. Cabinet and faceplate show age. All lights working. Being sold as is. For repair. Due to parts swapping no returns. Ships to the Continental United States addresses only.
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