Harman Kardon expands home audio Citation Series

At CES in Las Vegas this year, Harman Kardon has Citation Series is showcasing its expanded Citation Series which includes a range of new speakers designed to suit every living space.

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 the Citation 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, the company said. Powered by WiSa technology, these two devices together with either Citation Surround or Tower speakers, promise to deliver a low latency, wireless HD home theatre experience.

The new additions feature the brand’s signature industrial design, as well as dirt-repellent and flame-retardant wool fabric by Kvadrat, a European leader in acoustic textiles, which covers the speakers. Stylish new colours are also available in the range.

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.