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Harman Kardon Expands Home Audio Citation Series

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CES 2020 – LAS VEGAS, NV – JANUARY 6, 2020 – Following the Harman Kardon Citation Series announcement last year, the brand has expanded its wireless speaker series with additional form factors for every room and living space. The Citation Series continues to combine an innovative acoustic design, while delivering remarkable audio quality with cutting edge technology.

The new line-up includes the portable Citation 200 speaker designed with a charging base, IPX4 splash proof protection, and built-in rechargeable battery with 8 hours of playtime, as well as theCitation Oasis. The Oasis is a multipurpose compact speaker with a built-in alarm clock, wireless phone charging capabilities and music streaming. Users can also enjoy its sleep mode option that automatically turns off Wi-Fi during sleep hours.

Additionally, the Citation MultibeamTM 700 joins the family as the newest compact soundbar with a colour LCD display, MultiBeamTM technology and seven speaker drivers for immersive surround sound. The latest soundbar can also be paired with the Citation Sub S, a compact, wireless subwoofer that delivers best-in-class bass. Powered by WiSa technology, these two devices together with either Citation Surround or Tower speakers, deliver a low latency, wireless HD home theatre experience.

The new additions continue to flaunt a level of unmatched sophistication, featuring the brand’s signature industrial design, accented with thoughtful elements. The dirt-repellent and flame-retardant wool fabric by Kvadrat, a European leader in acoustic textiles, covers the speakers, while new stylish colours add to the elegance.

All new speakers in the Citation Series deliver a dynamic listening experience, with options to use individually as a standalone speaker or together, building a powerful 5.1-channel surround sound system. With the Google Assistant built-in, users can control the whole series with use of their voice by simply saying “Hey Google” followed by the command. This function makes it easy to set an alarm, generate to-do lists, check on the timing of a favourite television show, control other smart home devices and more. Commands like “Hey Google, play some jazz music” or “Hey Google, dim the lights” perfectly regulate the ambience in any room of the home, to suit your mood.

“The Harman Kardon Citation Series has been an absolute success, completely transforming our customers in-home listening experience,” said Dave Rogers, President, Lifestyle Audio Division at HARMAN. “The new line continues to boast features like voice control and multi-room audio, in addition to premium design, smart features and ease of use. With speakers like the Oasis and a MultiBeamTM soundbar, the Citation Series has something for everyone.”

With the addition of Chromecast and Apple AirPlay capabilities, music lovers can access hundreds of audio streaming services in HD quality.  Once connected on the same Wi-Fi network as Citation, tap the AirPlay or Chromecast icon on any smartphone or tablet and music will play on the Citation speakers.

The full Harman Kardon Citation line-up consists of various options to meet every listening need, including multiple speaker options, soundbars, powered subwoofers, tower speakers and a compact speaker with wireless charging capabilities. Additionally, the Citation ONE MKII features Apple Airplay and is available in Dusty Pink, Royal Blue, Black and Grey for £179.99. The Citation ONE Duo is a new offering which includes two Citation ONE MKII speakers for £349.99. The new additions of the Citation Series will be available spring 2020 on harmankardon.com.

 

Harman Kardon Citation Series Expansion

Product Features

Product Name
200
Oasis

 

MultiBeam 700

 

Sub S
 
Configuration
Tabletop
Tabletop
Soundbar
Subwoofer
 
Price
£279.99
£179.99
£449.99
£379.99
 
Colours
  Black, Grey
    Black, Grey
    Black, Grey
  Black, Grey
 
Battery Playtime
  8 hours
 
 
 
 
Intuitive Touch Control
  Yes
  Yes
Yes: LCD touchscreen & Full colour display
 
 
System Power
 50 W
12 W
  210 W
 100 W
 
HDMI Inputs
 
 
 Yes
 
 
WiFi / Bluetooth
  Yes / Yes
    Yes / Yes
 Yes / Yes
 
 
HD Audio Streaming
  24 Bits / 96 KHz
24 Bits / 96 KHz
24 Bits / 96 KHz
 
 
Chromecast built-in
    Yes
   Yes
  Yes
 
 
Google Assistant
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
 
 
WiSA Technology
 
 
   Yes
Yes
 
Apple AirPlay
Yes
Yes
  Yes
 
 
IPX4 Splashproof
Yes
 
 
 
 
             

 

ABOUT HARMAN KARDON

World-renowned audio brand Harman Kardon seamlessly merges function and form. Beloved for iconic design and exceptional sound, Harman Kardon products provide sophisticated audio in a premium package. Harman Kardon is part of HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co, LTD.

ABOUT HARMAN HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 50 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.