Harman Kardon Expands Home Audio Citation Series
New speakers join the state-of-the-art family, including a soundbar, subwoofer, portable and wireless charger
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 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. 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 €229. The Citation ONE Duo is a new offering which includes two Citation ONE MKII speakers for €349. The new additions of the Citation Series will be available in spring 2020 on harmankardon.com.
For more information contact:
Ranieri Communications HARMAN Consumer Lifestyle EMEA
Julia Broekhuizen, PR & Influencer Marketing Lead
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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.
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.