. I currently have … In the early 1950s, Sidney Harman was the general manager of the David Bogen Company, a manufacturer of public address systems at the time. Bernard Kardon was the chief engineer at Bogen. The Harman Kardon 330B was a modest offering from the company. With $5,000 investment each, Sidney Harman and Bernard Kardon founded the Harman Kardon Company in 1953. Re: Why No More Harman Kardon Receivers? Yes, it can. Harman Kardon Home Receivers.