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Harman Kardon Citation Bar

Powered sound bar with Google Assistant and Chromecast built-in (Grey)

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Overview

Our take on the Harman Kardon Citation 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.

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.

Harman Kardon Citation sound bar, towers, and sub in modern living room.

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.

Crave more bass? Pick up the sub. Add the surround speakers, too, and now you've got a completely wireless 5.1 system (okay, not completely wireless — each component requires AC power).

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. 

Product Highlights:

  • premium blended wool cabinet wrap is dirt-repellent and flame-retardant
  • top surface has full-color LCD touchscreen 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):
    • add wireless sub for more bass
    • add wireless surround speakers for rear effects
    • bar becomes center channel speaker when you add towers
  • 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
  • wall-mountable
  • 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

General
Enclosure ---
Design Bar
Pieces in System 1
Color ---
Tweeter .78" (3)
Midrange ---
Woofer 3.94"x1.97" (6)
Separate Subwoofer Optional wireless
Subwoofer Driver ---
Features
Surround Sound Decoding No
Dolby Atmos No
DTS:X No
Dialogue Enhancement ---
Auto Volume ---
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
Apple AirPlay ---
Control by App ---
Bluetooth Connectivity Yes
Wi-Fi No
Wall-mountable Yes
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
Specifications
System Frequency Response ---
Powered System ---
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
HDMI Inputs ---
HDMI Outputs 1
USB Port No
Subwoofer Output --
Dimensions
Sound Bar (inches) 2-7/16H x 45W x 4-1/2D
Sound Bar Weight 9 lbs
Subwoofer (inches) ---
Subwoofer Weight Not Given
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