Harman-Kardon FA-3000 vs. FA-3000X

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  1. Ziradog

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    I got this receiver in trade. It was listed as a model FA-3000x, but I noticed today that the dial glass says FA-3000. I can't find any info on the web about a model FA-3000 non-x. There are a couple letters missing in the "Award Series" printed on the glass, so it may be that the x is just worn off. Does anyone know if they made such a beast, and what the differences are?
     
  2. RWood

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    I wonder if it has to do with the presence of a multiplexer for the FM. That’s how they designated the Citation III.

    Does yours have MPX?
     
  3. Ziradog

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    Yes, has MPX.
     
  4. buickguy62

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    The only variation I recall on the FA3000X was the FA30XK, which I assume was the kit version.
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  5. Tinkerbelle

    Tinkerbelle Everything in Moderation ------- Hudson Valley, NY Super Mod Subscriber

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    I have also seen reference to the HK FA-3 as the blueprint to the FA-3000X but not aware of what if any differences. :dunno:

    I had an FA-3000X some years back but the dial glass print on mine was missing a lot of the markings. I enjoyed the 6V6 sound.
     
  6. Ziradog

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    Pictures of mine showing the model number, and the whole dial with some missing lettering. And a lot of dust.
     

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  7. buickguy62

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    My guess is that the 'X' was wiped off, as evidenced by some other missing letters, easy to do, very fragile, and water kills them.
     
  8. Ziradog

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    Maybe. The letters near it are all ok. The missing letters/numbers are near the center of the dial.
     
  9. geespot

    geespot PUT it IN MY POCKET

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    does it say anything on the back of the unit
     
  10. Ziradog

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    D'oh! (head slap). I will check. Out of town today.
     
  11. Ziradog

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    Well, that didn't help. FA 3?
     

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  12. Tinkerbelle

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    My 3000X just had the address on the rear, no FA 3

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  13. buickguy62

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    My guess is that FA3000X's all are FA 3's and vice versa. Of about 7 FA3000X's that I have pics of all but one is FA 3, the last one just the address.
     

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