Introduction:Using the speaker system: harman/kardon Champagne HK695 Audio System
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harman/kardon HK695 Audio System System
The HK695 Audio System is the latest innovation from harman/kardon, a long time leader in
the manufacture of high-end component and computer audio systems. harman/kardon's audio
heritage combined with continual research has provided the unique technologies included in
the HK695 Audio System.
These technologies include Vmax, a Harman International audio image-processing algorithm
that seamlessly supports both two and four channel sound cards. This audio hologram creates
a four speaker sound field from two speakers through the use of a head related transfer
function when used with a four channel sound card. In addition, the algorithm provides
enhanced stereo when used with a two channel sound card.
The Harman Multimedia Odyssey I transducer is another technology critical to the HK695
Audio System. This unique full range transducer was designed specifically for extremely small
speaker enclosures while providing significant mid bass. In addition to the bass, the small, rigid
and light inverted aluminum cone provides performance that will rival any tweeter used in
multimedia speakers today. The result is a small and elegant satellite speaker that perfectly
integrates with the subwoofer while providing superior midrange and highs.
The Magnum series subwoofer transducer provides deep bass. This Magnum series of
woofers are designed specifically to match with the Harman Multimedia Odyssey I transducers.
The same approach of providing solid bass from a small enclosure guided the development of
these Magnum transducers.
As described in the
control/right speaker features - and + buttons. Briefly pressing the appropriate button will cause
a small step increase or decrease in the system volume. Holding down the appropriate button
for more than 0.5 seconds will cause the volume to decrease or decrease rapidly while that
button is held down.
Treble, Bass and surround level adjust knobs are located on top of the subwoofer unit. A
system on/off switch is also provided on the rear of the subwoofer unit.
The system includes two desktop speakers and a subwoofer that can be placed either on the
floor or on your desk. Both satellite speakers and the subwoofer are magnetically shielded to
provide the greatest protection against computer monitor image distortion.
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Using the speaker system
section of the user's guide, the top of the