Harman Kardon Citation 500
Large wireless smart speaker with Google Assistant and Chromecast built-in (Grey)
Harman Kardon Citation 500 - Premium blended wool wrap on the enclosure is dirt-repellent and flame-retardant
Our take on the Harman Kardon Citation 500 by Crutchfield's Emily S.
A more powerful smart speaker
Harman Kardon's Citation 500 is designed with larger rooms in mind — which is great if you've got an open floorplan like mine. Four drivers are powered by a 200-watt amplifier for detailed, full-range sound. And at nearly 15 inches wide, it's a good thing it looks great, too.
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.
“Hey Google, set a timer for 10 minutes”
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.
Access your presets with the full-color LCD touchscreen.
Not into voice control? Not a problem.
Disable the mic anytime you want right from the top panel. You can still wirelessly stream your favorite audio content from your mobile device to the 500 using Bluetooth® or Chromecast built-in.
There's also a full-color LCD touchscreen for accessing presets and controlling music playback.
Expand your system
This speaker delivers stereo sound on its own, but you can widen the soundstage by adding a second one to create a stereo pair. Or start a wireless whole-home audio system by expanding into other rooms.
- 200-watt stereo speaker with two 1" tweeters and two 5-1/4" woofers
- top surface has sleek matte finish with two microphones for voice control
- includes full-color LCD touchscreen with preset options, playback controls, mic mute/unmute
- includes volume control buttons
- premium blended wool wrap on the enclosure is dirt-repellent and flame-retardant
- multi-color LEDs on front of speaker indicate current state of microphone
- Google Assistant voice control built-in
- control music playback
- select which smart speakers or sound bars 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)
- expand your multi-room system with additional Chromecast-enabled speakers
- play the same song through multiple speakers or different songs in different rooms
- add another Citation 500 speaker to create a stereo pair
- 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
- requires AC power
- 14-3/4"W x 8-3/8"H x 6-13/16"D
- weight: 16.8 lbs.
- warranty: 1 year
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