Harman Kardon Citation Adapt


The compact wireless digital AV receiver

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Beautiful Sound That Speaks To You

The Harman Kardon Citation Adapt is the next generation wireless digital AV receiver for movies and music. Easy to use with its full-color LCD touch screen, Citation Adapt blends innovation in home audio with attention to detail in design, allowing for sophisticated looks and fully wireless stereo sound when paired with Citation Tower or Citation Sub. Music lovers will love access to over 300 music services and high-definition streaming through Chromecast built-in, while movie lovers enjoy their all wireless home theater system with Citation Adapt as the centerpiece.


General Specifications

Power supply 100-240v ~ 50/60Hz
Wireless network 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5GHz)
2.4G Wi-Fi transmitter frequency range 2412 – 2472MHz (2.4GHz ISM Band, USA 11 Channels, Europe and others 13 Channels)
2.4G Wi-Fi transmitter power <20dBm
2.4G Wi-Fi modulation DBPSK, DQPSK, CCK, QPSK,BPSK,16QAM,64QAM
5G WISA transmitter power <14dBm
5G WISA modulation OFDM, BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM
5G WISA transmitter frequency range 5.15 - 5.35GHz, 5.470 - 5.725GHz, 5.725 - 5.825GHz
Power consumption in sleep mode <2.0Watts
Note CITATION ADAPT is intended to be used for streaming music. A consumer can stream Bluetooth audio to the speaker. A consumer can connect their speaker to the localWi-Fi Network and stream music with Google Chromecast. In addition, the speaker will work with Google Home. This product is designed to be instantly on and ready to play music at a moment's notice, therefore, the Bluetooth andWi-Fi connection must remain active at all times to ensure proper operation. CITATION ADAPT is in compliance with the European Union energy legislation. CITATION ADAPT will enter into sleep mode (networked standby) after 20 minutes without operation, after which it can be re-activated via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.


Dimensions (W x H x D) 305 x 55 x 155mm (12" x 2.2" x 6.1")
Weight 1kg (0.46lb)

Control and Connection Specifications

Bluetooth version 4.2
Bluetooth transmitter power <10dBm
Bluetooth transmitter modulation GFSK,π/4 DQPSK, 8DPSK
Bluetooth transmitter frequency range 2402 – 2480MHz
  • 1 x Citation Adapt
  • 1 x Quick-start guide
  • 1 x Warranty sheet
  • 1 x Safety sheet
  • 1 x power cable (1.8m)

I want to set up a 5.1 system with the citation towers, soundbar, sub, and the wireless surrounds with a regular non wisa tv. Do I need a device like the Axiim q uhd media center or the citation adapt or both to connect to my tv?

Asked by: Gio8708
It's not necessary to have an Axiim UHD media with the Citation. You can setup the citation devices as long as you have either the Citation Soundbar, or the Citation adapt. In your scenario, You'll only need the Citation Soundbar(main/center), Towers(Front L/R), Surrounds(surround L/R) and sub and you're all set.
Answered by: Mario at Customer Service
Date published: 2019-03-29

Can you only use Citation Adapt with Tower or can 100 or 300 be used instead for front speakers? and really sorry that it only runs 2,1 since many tvs cannot have a whole soundbar below it for 5.1. ex LG wallpaper and samsung Q series w. fiber cable.

Asked by: mOliver
The Citation adapt only works with the Tower and sub as the Citation x00 can only be used as music player and can't be used as surround system. For full 5.1 set up you can use the Citation Bar(center), Citation Tower(front), Citation Surround(rear), and Citation Sub(Subwoofer)
Answered by: Mario at Customer Service
Date published: 2019-01-15

Will this work for a 5.1 setup without the sound bar? Since it is Wisa it should be able to also support other wisa speakers in addition to the amazing looking Citation towers. Was thinking of mixing to make a 5.1 wireless wisa setup. Thanks.&nbsp;

Asked by: Mapezzul
The HK Citation Adapt can only do a 2.1 Surround system set-up by adding a Citation Tower &amp; Citation Sub to it. For a 5.1 surround set-up, a Citation Bar is a must.
Answered by: Rhae C
Date published: 2019-02-14

Does it connect to Citation 1/100/300/500 &aring;s well? (Asking since I want to connect my bedroom tv to my citation 300)

Asked by: Wessozi
Yes, the Citation Adapt can be grouped with the rest of the Citation Series using the Google Home App.
Answered by: Rhae C
Date published: 2018-12-31

Does the citation adapt support HDMI ARC so I can use tv remote to control volume?

Asked by: Audioboy
Yes ,the HK Citation Adapt has an HDMI ARC port that you can use to connect your TV with.
Answered by: Mario at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-12-02

I just preordered the bar, towers, sub and surrounds. Am I all set for the 5.1 setup for everything to communicate with each other, or do I need to add the citation adapt receiver as well?

Asked by: Jazzy Jeff
Since you are setting up a 5.1 system, you no longer need the Citation ADAPT. When setting up a 5.1, the BAR acts as the brain and the center. When setting up a 2.1 system, because there is no center/bar, the ADAPT is needed.
Answered by: Steve S
Date published: 2018-12-29

Hi guys, will it be possible to connect a Bluetooth Headphone to Citation Adapt and Listen to the HDMI sources on this Headphone? (Would be a brilliant use case for me)

Asked by: Juergen F
The citation adapt's bluetooth function is only for receiving signals. Which means it can't connect to a bluetooth headphone.
Answered by: Mario at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-11-24
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