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Wireless Home Speaker System

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$399.95 each

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The Harman Kardon Aura Wireless Speaker System has a sound as rich and rewarding as its appearance suggests. With its 6 X 1.5” high- and mid-range drivers and a 4.5” subwoofer delivering Omni-directional, 360º sound, the Aura packs a punch much larger than its modest footprint might suggest. Outfitted with premium materials and elite features – including built-in Bluetooth® to stream audio from your Bluetooth® devices, Wifi for Apple AirPlay and DLNA streaming on your home network – the Harman Kardon Aura delivers a look and feel you’ll be proud to include in your home. From its premium cloth grill to its transparent enclosure – which lets you see inside to observe the subwoofer and its custom-built metal housing and illuminating LED – your own expectations will be forever altered. Use the Harman Kardon Remote app to guide you through a simplified set-up, giving you full control over your wireless Harman Kardon ecosystem. Aura stands alone in a world of me-too speakers as it clearly demonstrated and shows that beauty can sound as stunning as it looks.<CRLF><CRLF>

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  • 1 Harman Kardon AirPlay Aura home sound system
  • 1 AC adaptor
  • 1 Harman installation app
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Device Compatibility

3.5mm
Apple AirPlay
Bluetooth

General Specifications

Amplifier Power
woofer – 30W; tweeter – 2 x 15W
Power Consumption
less than 0.5W (standby)

Audio Specifications

Frequency Response
50 ~ 20kHz –6dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
80dB
Input Sensitivity/Impedance
250mV / >3k ohm

System Specifications

Power Requirement
19V, 3A

Features

6 mid- to high-range 1.5” transducers for accurate, Omni-directional sound and a 4.5” subwoofer for rich, powerful bass.

Not only can the Harman Kardon Aura easily produce 360º, room-filling sound, its 6 high- and mid-range drivers join together with its 4.5” subwoofer to deliver a powerful, detailed soundstage which maintains absolute clarity from any angle in the room. Go ahead – connect, stream, turn it up. You won’t believe what you’re hearing.

Custom, stereo-widening DSP audio technology engineered for room-filling, full frequency sound.

Providing a fully customizable acoustic system, Aura also offers the added customization of Harman stereo-widening DSP technology. This delivers a balanced sound with enhanced equalization to create a full and more realistic audio experience.

Built-in Bluetooth® feature streams audio from your Bluetooth® devices wirelessly.

It couldn’t get any easier to connect your various Bluetooth®-enabled devices than Aura’s built-in Bluetooth® connectivity.

Built-in Apple AirPlay system with easy set-up for your Apple computers, network devices and DLNA for Windows.

With built-in Wifi the Harman Kardon Aura connects to your home network via Apple AirPlay or DLNA. Just get your Aura set up on your network with the Harman Kardon Remote app and you can have full access to your lossless audio in any room from any device – wirelessly.

Customized Harman Kardon Remote app allows for easy set-up and added connectivity.

Want easy set up? Want to control key features like EQ and volume? Do you want access to your music library even if it’s not on your wireless device? Then the Harman Kardon Remote app is the solution to all your needs.

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Aura is rated 4.05 out of 5 by 20.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound, small package. I have owned the H/K Go + Play I and II, and those have set the standard by which I judge any new devices. The only reason I wanted to replace the Go + Play is that I'm sick of the out of date connector, and the kludgy Apple adapter needed to use new iPhones. I also wasn't interested in the Bluetooth-only Go + Play because, yuck, bluetooth. Before the Aura came out, I tried 2 other replacements, both of which had worse sound than the Go + Play: the Cambridge Audio Minx Air 200, and the NAD Viso 1 AP. I really wanted to like these devices. But in the end, the sound was just lame. Somehow muffled and flat. In addition, they were big and unwieldy on my kitchen counter. The NAD kept losing its Airplay connection. Back to the store those went. I had high hopes for the Aura, which was just coming out when I reached this frustrated point in my search. Since I have the Soundsticks attached to my computer, I already knew and liked the design of the subwoofer. The Aura shares that design while incorporating the whole speaker into a single unit. It's pleasantly compact, not too fragile for the kitchen, and has nice lighting feedback for when you turn up or down the volume. The on-speaker volume control is quite nice, letting you swipe between the - and + symbols. Setup was easy, requiring a quick connection to the USB port on the back to share the wireless settings. I use the regular Music app on the iPhone to play to it, but the HK Remote app lets you control the bass and equalizer. (I haven't tried to use it for my music library). And the sound?? It's pretty freaking good. Side by side with the Go + Play, it was hard to choose which one was better. They don't sound the same, but the Aura definitely held its own. The bass, esp. turned up, was very strong. The vocals were clear. If I have any criticism, I would say it can sound a little booming. This may be because of its omnidirectionality. One thing I had trouble with Airplay was occasionally it would stutter and drop out. This happened on the other speakers I tried too. I recently set up my wireless base stations (Apple) to have a separate network for 5Ghz so that I can have all my devices use the 2.4Ghz network exclusively, since online searches said that Airplay much prefers 2.4Ghz. I hope that solves the issue. The only real criticism I have of the Aura is that the USB port cannot be used to play music; it's only for updates and setup. To play a wired connection you have to use the Mic out, which, yuck, right?
Date published: 2014-02-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Terrible Connection Great sound Great design TERRIBLE connection. It freeze at least every minute and freeze all other bluetooth devices around like my trackpad. I cannot recommend this product as long as HK doesn't find a solution to this problem 'cause I know I'm not alone having this kind of issue.
Date published: 2014-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice but... be aware of wireless limits! Design 10/10 I love the bass! I bought this product to try to be "completely wireless" and loved the loss less airplay support. However AirPlay is often breaking even while streamer is the same room, so it's in 1 of 5 cases completely unusable and I'd rather spend time on listening than debugging ... and bluetooth is unfortunately unable to carry audio from 5.1 High Definition movie :( I'd love to use airplay to carry hd movie audio but I'm not aware of any "AirPlay" movie player (I can imagine the issue with syncing video and audio delay). So I ended up using mainly bluetooth even when AirPlay was originally a decision maker for me. Which is a shame. People buy expensive audio system to hear high quality music, how much high quality is it if the song start to completely break in the middle of stream ... I also got HighHopes into Airplay when it came to streaming sound from my guitar ... however the delay was so big that I could use it as a separated effect :-) Audio is amazing (if it's not breaking) and design is very like-able. But the wireless is still miles from "being high definition". The application for iphone could be as well for mac ... I do really miss option to scale bass on the Just to note that I'm streaming audio from iMac, Macbook Air and iphone5s ... 
Date published: 2015-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This little unit is a Wowie Wow Wow! Right off, I'm no technician so the specs I can leave to someone else.  This omnidirectional unit is omnicool, omnichic, omnioverthetopsound!!!  When this unit is cranked, it's as awesome as anything Harmon Kardon is capable of.  And the honest to god truth is that I hear things in my music that I have, quite frankly, never hear before.  Crisp and clean and a total pleasure.  I've been waiting for this one to come along  Thanks HK.
Date published: 2014-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I wanted to give it 5 stars First off it sounds amazing. I have connected to it via airplay, bluetooth and the little line in jack (and discovered the line out on my computer is simply awful). Set up is quick though a little less than intuitive (the app could give you more feedback in places). My only fault with the Aura, and it kills me is there is no way to disable the light which does a decent job illuminating my bedroom. And that is the problem, I don't want my bedroom illuminated; that is where I do my sleeping. If there was a way of disabling the lights this would be the most perfect product.
Date published: 2014-03-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great sound but connection problems Hi, I have been experiencing problems with the connection to my Aura speaker since the beginning. I have tried to connect it to my iphone, ipad, mackbook air and the connection via wifi or bluetooth would be in any case very unstable. With my iphone and ipad I often experience that the volume goes crazy and keeps going up and down by itself or straight to the maximum volume. It is pretty annoying and, although I love the look and the sound of this device, I cannot be happy with it. Anybody experiencing a similar problem? any tip is welcome! Thanks Camillo
Date published: 2014-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything you'd expect from a Harman/Kardon I ordered the Aura about two weeks ago knowing I wouldnt receive the product until early Feb. Much to my surprise however, I received it three weeks earlier than expected and I was immediately blown away. To start, the speaker looks like a piece of art. The style is incredibly unique and the fact that the subwoofer and speakers are one unit makes it very easy to place anywhere in the room. The LED light is really cool also, when you turn the volume louder the LED light gets brighter, turn the volume lower the light gets dimmer (the light is a ring around the subwoofer). Overall, the speaker is just a very sleek and sexy looking device. Now for the sound? It's absolutly amazing. It's truly incredible how such a small unit fills the entire room with crisp, beautiful sound and bass. The built in airplay/bluetooth works seamlessly with my iPhone and Mac laptop, and the Harman App allows you to control the bass/volume settings which makes the user experience even more enjoyable. I am very impressed with the Aura but I am not really surprised since it has been long known that Harman/Kardon is the best in the biz and wont ever let you down. Awesome product and I'm sure i'll be using it for many years to come.
Date published: 2014-01-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Aura Review Colorado This was a preorder so I never got to see any reviews online or see one in person. Pros: The sound is great, 360 degree sound projection works very well The design/style is very sleek Once you are connected via bluetooth, volume control and bass are easy via smart phone. Cons: Not as intuitive connecting via Bluetooth or changing controllers or switching from iPhone back to tv. Bluetooth blacks out randomly way to often while watching movies/tv via apple tv. The lower black part of the speaker is covered in fabric, I'm not sure if I like it or how long it will stay in shape.
Date published: 2014-02-22
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