Harman Kardon launches Citation Amp for compact HD streaming

Harman Kardon has introduced its Citation Amp, which it said adds the power of HD streaming to home entertainment systems.

Powering bookshelf, floor standing, in-wall or in-ceiling speakers, or combining with other Harman Kardon Citation products, creates a multi-channel wireless surround sound system. There’s 125 watts of Class D amplification per channel, a wide selection of connections including HDMI ARC and access to over 300 music streaming services through Chromecast built-in and AirPlay.

Designed to blend in to any environment, the discrete yet premium Citation Amp – which is available from this month – can be installed anywhere. It’s compatible with popular connected home automation control systems including both Control4 and Crestron.

Harman Kardon said this product is the culmination of its 65 years as one of the leading purveyors of high-fidelity audio products, and the Citation Amp features Harman Kardon Digital Loop amplification. By correcting the natural errors and distortion anomalies that occur in digital amplification, this technology restores audio quality to the way it was meant to be heard.