Harman Kardon Introduces the Citation 500, a Smart Home Speaker with an Iconic Design

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Citation 500 blends an exquisite design with an extraordinary sound experience

August 15, 2018 – Harman Kardon is proud to introduce the Harman Kardon Citation 500, a high-quality intelligent speaker with a sleek, sophisticated design. The Citation 500, which has been awarded with the prestigious EISA Smart Speaker 2018-2019, will deliver superb sound while complementing the aesthetics of your home. 

Inspired by the timelessness and attention to detail of Nordic design, the Citation 500 has an elegant, yet eye-catching finish. Harman Kardon partnered with Kvadrat, Europe's leading design textiles manufacturer to design the innovative wool fabrics that lend the speaker a polished minimalist look. Like a true work of art, the Citation 500 stands out in the room without overpowering your interior. 

The Citation 500 delivers a dynamic listening experience that will satisfy even the most discerning of audiophiles. With features including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Chromecast and Google Assistant, the Citation 500 enables a fully connected lifestyle and represents the next generation of home speakers.

“Our unprecedented audio legacy matched with the Kvadrat’s premium textiles has allowed us to develop this unique smart home speaker. Consumers today are looking for superior sound and superior design and with the Citation 500, that’s exactly what they’ll get,” said Michael Mauser, President, Lifestyle Audio at HARMAN. “We’re delighted that the Citation 500 has been recognized by EISA”.

The Harman Kardon Citation 500 will be showcased at IFA 2018, along with a complete range of beautifully designed audio products. It can be pre-ordered at www.harmankardon.com from the end of September. 

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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.

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About Harman Kardon

Harman Kardon creates beautiful sound that speaks to you. The world-renowned audio brand seamlessly merges function and form, through the highest quality sound, elegant design and meticulous attention to detail. In 1954, Harman Kardon became the first audio brand to release an AM/FM Hi-Fi compact receiver. For over 65 years, Harman Kardon has been a leading audio engineering and design expert, captivating ears and hearts. Cementing the brand’s design status, the iconic Harman Kardon SoundSticks are part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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 March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics.