Harman Kardon Citation Bar
Powered sound bar with Google Assistant and Chromecast built-in (Black)
Harman Kardon Citation Bar - The bar becomes a center channel when you add the towers (sold separately)
Our take on the Harman Kardon Citation Bar by Crutchfield's Emily S.
A smart and stylish sound bar
There's a lot to love about Harman Kardon's Citation Bar, including plenty of premium touches like blended wool Kvadrat fabric and a full-color LCD touchscreen on the top panel for accessing presets and controlling music playback.
And, of course, there's the built-in Google Assistant. That means whether you want to play your favorite Spotify® playlist or just shuffle all your Pandora® stations, all you have to do is ask.
The Bar operates as a center channel speaker in an all-Citation wireless surround sound system.
“Hey Google, what's traffic like?”
Google Assistant can help you with more than music. Plan your day with weather and traffic updates. Create a shopping list, set reminders or alarms, and control connected smart home devices like lights and thermostats — all with your voice.
Not into voice control? Not a problem.
The Bar has Bluetooth® and Chromecast built-in, so you can wirelessly stream your favorite audio content right from your mobile device.
Wireless home theater
This sound bar is going to be a big improvement to your TV's audio on its own, but what I love is that you have the option to grow into a very robust home theater system as your space and budget allow.
What if you also really love music? You can up your two-channel game with a pair of towers, and your home theater setup will get a boost, too. How? Well, this bar configures itself as your center channel — a rare feat for a sound bar — when you add Citation towers as your left and right speakers.
Beyond the living room
This sound bar is also a great starting point for a wireless whole-home audio system. Harman Kardon's Citation line offers an option for every room in the house. Pick up a compact ONE or 100 for the den or bedroom. Want a bigger speaker for the kitchen/dining room? Try the 300 or the 500. Or better yet — get two of the same speaker to create a stereo pair.
- premium blended wool cabinet wrap is dirt-repellent and flame-retardant
- top surface has full-color LCD touch screen with preset options and playback controls
- top-panel volume control buttons
- Google Assistant voice control built-in
- multi-color LEDs on front panel indicate current state of microphones
- control music playback
- select which sound bar or smart speakers to play
- volume, play, pause, skip and repeat functions
- access weather reports, create calendar reminders, generate to-do lists, issue smart home commands, and more
- Google Home app
- set up and control your Citation speaker with this free download from Apple App Store® and Google Play
- support for online music services, including Spotify, Pandora, Deezer, TuneIn, and Google Play (subscriptions required for some services)
- grow your multi-room system with additional Chromecast-enabled speakers
- play the same song through multiple speakers or different songs in different rooms
- expand your system with other Citation speakers (sold separately):
- Chromecast built-in for wireless music streaming over your Wi-Fi® network
- built-in Bluetooth lets you stream directly from compatible devices
- supported file formats: AAC, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, WAV, FLAC, and Opus
- 1 HDMI/ARC port
- 3 HDMI inputs for connecting a game console, Blu-ray player, and more
- optical digital audio input
- 3.5mm aux input
- requires AC power
- 45"W x 2-7/16"H x 4-1/2"D
- weight: 9 lbs.
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Features and Specs
|Pieces in System||1|
|Separate Subwoofer||Optional wireless|
|Surround Sound Decoding||No|
|4K Video Compatible||No|
|HDR Video Compatible||---|
|Audio Return Channel||Yes|
|Remote IR Passthrough||No|
|Works with TV Remote (IR)||---|
|Voice Control||Google Home built-in|
|Control by App||---|
|Mounting Bracket Included||---|
|Surface Mount Stand Included||---|
|Speaker Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Speaker Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Amplifier Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Amplifier Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|System Frequency Response||---|
|Sound Bar RMS Power||150|
|Subwoofer RMS Power||---|
|Inputs and Outputs|
|Mini Stereo Audio Inputs||1|
|RCA Stereo Audio Inputs||None|
|Optical Digital Audio Inputs||1|
|Coaxial Digital Audio Inputs||None|
|Sound Bar (inches)||2-7/16H x 45W x 4-1/2D|
|Sound Bar Weight||9 lbs|
|Subwoofer Weight||Not Given|
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