Harman/Kardon

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Wireless HD Audio Adaptor

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Wireless room-filling stereo sound at the touch of a button

The Harman Kardon Adapt is a wireless, truly HD audio stereo adaptor. It updates your existing Hi-Fi gear with pure, crisp sound thanks to Harman’s expertise in audio technology. Now the music doesn’t stop no matter where you are in your home. Simply set up multiple speakers or adaptors and enjoy wireless room filling sound at the touch of a button. Play different music in different rooms or stream the same song throughout your house with party mode. Our app and Bluetooth capability let you access any music from your phone or your favorite apps seamlessly.

Item# ADAPT

Device Compatibility

Bluetooth Yes

General Specifications

Output Voltage >1Vrms
Bluetooth Transmitter Frequency Range 2402 – 2480MHz
Bluetooth Transmitter Power <4dBm
Bluetooth Transmitter Modulation GFSK, 3.14/4 DQPSK, 8DPSK
2.4G Wi-Fi Transmitter Frequency Range 2412 – 2472MHz
2.4G Wi-Fi Transmitter Power <20dBm (EIRP)
2.4G Wi-Fi Modulation OFDM, DSSS, DBPSK, DQPSK, CCK,
2.4G Wi-Fi Network Compatibility IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Weight (g) 121
Power consumption in sleep mode <3 Watts/Hour
Note - The HK Omni Adapt is intended to be used for streaming music via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technology. This product is designed to be instantly on and ready to play music at a moment's notice. The HK Omni Adapt is in compliance with the European Union energy legislation. It will enter into sleep mode (networked standby) after 10 minutes without operation, after which it can be re-activated via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. Yes

Dimensions

Width (mm) 118
Width (in) 4-5/8
Depth (mm) 86
Depth (in) 3-3/8
Height (mm) 30
Height (in) 1-3/16
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Adapt is rated 2.3 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to setup, works well! My old-school NAD and Jura setup is now belting out sounds streamed from my iPhone. Great sound, very pleased. I was nervous after some reviews of hard to setup, I simply installed the app, plugged it into the aux on the amp and power, hit the button, and it worked.
Date published: 2017-06-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really Bad instructions The instructions that come with the device are truly awful. I only got it working by looking at video's on Utube. Now working its fine.
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not perfect but not as bad as some say My setup: Yamaha receiver, Omni 20 and Adapt. This is an early review having only received the Omni products today. I am giving it four stars because I could not do 3.5 and felt the other criticism a bit harsh and wanted to balance things a little. Also, the Omni20 does sound really good - way better than most other Bluetooth speakers by far. For me, a three star product needs to meet certain criteria: advertised functionality works, is reasonably intuitive to use and I can understand the philosophy behind the design approach. The Omni and Controller app meet all these criteria to various degrees and in addition has some other compelling good points. When I bought this setup, I was looking for three things: 1) Cheaper than Sonos 2) Be able to stream music from CD player out to all other Omni products 3) Be able to link one Omni product to iPad Bluetooth and then have it restreamed everywhere. I have successfully tested all three of these and given the complexity involved with doing this I am actually quite pleased. The Party Mode and Link is really cool. I love the volume controller that lets you tweak the volumes in various rooms on a single dashboard. Let me give the bad points now: -The controller app needs better instructions on usability. Any idea what the home icon does? I have no clue and can't find it documented anywhere. I am partially blind in one eye so maybe it's fine print? :) -Searching for music on your system. I have been struggling with this all night. Some songs play and others come up with a useless message saying they can not be played. -The app needs a simple mute button which can be found quickly. Some final thoughts I have are, I suggest having some patience with the app when it searches for products and is doing the background setup. HK appears to be on the right track here. Hopefully newer versions of the app will be easier to use. I am hoping to come back in a few weeks and give an even more favorable follow up review. I want this system to work. Sonos, while a good product, is ridiculously overpriced in my opinion.
Date published: 2015-11-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Limited solution to stream existing equipment Adapt is an inexpensive solution to add your existing stereo to streaming. Fits the bill for me to stream radio to my Omni speakers. Need to turn volume up very high when streaming to your stereo through Adapt. Hope HK upgrades this component to compete with Sonos Connect.
Date published: 2016-01-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It takes some fiddling I have been using Airplay for some years now and I wanted to update the system to something that would allow me to stream to multiple speakers from my mobile. I bought 3 adapt and an Omni 20, it's been almost a month and I'm still trying to figure out the sytem, I set it up and worked fine , then it started to cut off (that has been the standard) I decided to reset the whole thing last weekend and it has been working fine since. It is a shame the app is not useful since it doesn't support Pandora , Spotify or even Itunes Match or Radio and the featured radio stations I find them substandard. Something you need to keep in mind, anytime you reset your router or the system, the volume of the adapt goes all the way up so you can burn the speakers connected to it, it does not happen with the Omni 20.
Date published: 2015-01-09
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Can i connect the hk adapt to samsung speakers? or this hk adapt is exclusive for hk only?

Asked by: maxi29
The HK adapt is only used for HK products Mainly the Omni series.
Answered by: Mario at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-11-15

Can the ADAPT transfer audio directly from the aux-in to the aux-out? My amplifier has only a single input, so I also like to use the Adapt also as a hub.

Asked by: erikjan85
Yes it can, the Harman/Kardon ADAPT can be used as to get aux inputs and output it through the Aux as well.
Answered by: Mario at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-11-02

Hi! I have a setup consisting of one adapter connected to a 5.1 audio system (also harmon kardon) and four omni 10. the issue I'm facing is that when connecting the fourth omni I've reached the maximum limit of speakers. Why is this happening?

Asked by: RobertH
We would like to work with you&nbsp;directly&nbsp;to get more information&nbsp;help you with your issue. Please submit a case request at&nbsp;https://www.harmankardon.se/support-contact.html&nbsp;and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you.
Answered by: Mario at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-10-18

Once I get the device setup with WIFI and bluetooth as well as utilizing the line in, the volume output drops after the device auto switches devices after a while and I can't figure out how to fix it except to reset the device. It's a huge let down!

Asked by: Surprises
We would like to work with you directly to help you with your issue. Please submit a case request at https://www.harmankardon.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you.
Answered by: Ren at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-10-17

Can I use this Adapt as a Transmitter? Connect from TV to mic-in of Adapt in line and connect to my Onyx via bluetooth. Coz I want to listen the TV sound from Onyx, but the Onyx has no aux-in.

Asked by: Dan Kim
We would like to work with you directly to help you with your inquiry. Please submit a case request at https://www.harmankardon.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you.
Answered by: Ren at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-10-17

Can the adapt pick up Bluetooth. I have a Harman Kardon Onyx 1, it has no aux, only Bluetooth. Is it possible to connect this with the Onyx 1?

Asked by: Ivan R
You might find the answer to your question in our Product Support FAQ and knowledge base sections. The link is located at the top of this page. To submit a support case, please fill out the Contact Us form at the same location.
Answered by: Ren at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-10-17

Omni adapt have a &quot;audio out/ mic in&quot; connector. The &quot;audio out&quot; function is straightforward to understand and it's explained in the manual, but can I use the mic-in function? If yes, How can I use it?

Asked by: Demenx
The audio out/mic in when connected to a receiver (for example) would be used by source devices connecting Bluetooth or wireless and wireless rebroadcast from an OMNI 10/20 via the ADAPT
Answered by: Miko at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-10-17

I have an AVR 161s and I couldn&rsquo;t manage to connect the adapt so I can play music trough wifi. I downloaded the app on the phone and manage to set up a room, but when I play music, there is no sound. Can you please explain how to connect?

Asked by: shortyfpc
Please connect the Adapt audio out to the AVR 1610s Analog 1 audio in and set the source to Analog 1. I noticed that you are in United Arab Emirates. If this doesn't help, please send an e-mail to info@harmanme.com and the Customer Service team will be more than happy to further assist you.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-10-17
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