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I have a harmon kardon 450 stereo which is about 25 yr. old.

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I have a harmon kardon 450 stereo which is about 25 yr. old. The am stations are not coming in well; they have static. Some are reasonably good. It is our local station that I am concerned with. Our Sony clock radio in out bedroom comes in great and it has a lengthy aerial and a circular plastic frame for it The fm stations are good on the hk. I am wondering if there would be an aerial available that I could fasten to it, one that has a circular shape to it.
A man in the stereo shop told me that might work, but I cannot find one anywhere. Right now there is a wire fastened to a screw at the am connection. Another thing is that this unit is on a shelf (built in) and there is very limited room
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Consumer Electronics
Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.

Hello and than you for the question. Yes, what you're looking for is known as an "AM Loop Antenna" and they are somewhat rare to purchase, as most are included with new receiver purchases- but not generally for purchase otherwise.

However, there is a company that produces a premium AM loop antenna (Terk) which would allow the HK receiver to pull in at least as many (likely more) stations than the Sony clock radio.

This antenna is around $36 and can e purchased at the link below. It also connects to the AM antenna terminal on your HK receiver via the single wire hookup:

http://www.smarthome.com/terk-advantage-indoor-am-antenna.html?src=Froogle&gclid=CjwKEAiAoIK1BRCRiMqphvnlwlwSJAAOebPMcnNUoXnePK17_mDQ1sMCi5C9rROOxQOX1pSXp8ngUBoCy3_w_wcB

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