Harman Kardon Citation Bar


The smartest soundbar for movies and music

$999.95999.95 each
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Expected to ship Fri Jun 07 2019.

Beautiful Sound That Speaks To You

The Harman Kardon Citation Bar is a next generation smart soundbar for movies and music. Easy to use with its full-color LCD touch screen, Citation Bar blends innovation in home audio with attention to detail in design, allowing for sophisticated looks and superb bass without a subwoofer. 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 5.1 home theater system with Citation Surround and Citation Sub. The Google Assistant brings convenient voice control to your Citation Bar when listening to music for hands-free help around the home. Get answers, play music, organize your day, control your smart home, enjoy your entertainment and more, just with your voice!


General Specifications

Model Name Citation Bar
Power Supply 100-240V~50/60Hz
Power consumption in sleep mode <2.0 Watts
Wireless network 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5GHz)
2.4G Wi-Fi transmitter frequency range 2412 – 2472MHz (2.4GHzISM 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 Wi-Fi transmitter power <23dBm
5G Wi-Fi modulation QPSK, BPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM, 256QAM
5G Wi-Fi transmitter frequency range 5.15 - 5.35GHz, 5.470 - 5.725GHz, 5.725 - 5.825GHz
Note CITATION BAR 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 BAR is in compliance with the European Union energy legislation. CITATION BAR will enter into sleep mode (networked standby) after 20 minutes without operation, after which it can be re-activated via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.

Audio Specifications

Signal-to-noise ratio >80dB
Output power 150W RMS
Transducer 3 x 20mm tweeter, 6 x (100 x 50) racetrack woofer


Dimensions (W x H x D) 1150 x 62 x 115mm (45” x 2.4” x 4.5”)
Weight 4.1kg (9lb)

Control and Connection Specifications

Bluetooth® version 4.3
Bluetooth transmitter frequency range 2402 – 2480MHz
Bluetooth transmitter power <10dBm
Bluetooth transmitter modulation GFSK,π/4 DQPSK, 8DPSK
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Spec Sheet (EN)

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  • 1 x Citation Bar
  • 1 x Quick-start guide
  • 1 x Warranty sheet
  • 1 x Safety sheet
  • 1 x power cable (1.8m)

Are there plans to implement Apple Airplay and Airplay 2 via a software update in the future?

Asked by: Audioboy
So far there isn't any plans for that yet. Stay updated by subscribing to our newsletter.
Answered by: Mario at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-12-02

Can you specify what is the Packaging Dimension (W x H x D) for the Citation Bar please.

Asked by: harcila56
As we have not started shipping the units yet, therefore, we cannot give an accurate measure of the unit or the box.
Answered by: Mario at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-12-01

I get that to play music i can use Bluetooth from my iPhone, but how does the sound bar/towers/surround sound connect to the TV to sync the audio to the video? Direct cable, Bluetooth, or wifi?

Asked by: Audio boy
We will need to use the Bar to get connected using HDMI(wire) from the TV. This gets the audio to the BAR's processor. Then, the BAR and the rest of the speakers share an internal wifi network, so all audio is transmitted from the BAR to the rest of the speakers.
Answered by: Mario at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-11-25

If this citation Soundbar have google assistant built in?

Asked by: Cham
Yes. The Citation soundbar has Google assistant built in , you can set it up using the Google Home application to connect it to your wifi..
Answered by: Mario at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-11-22

When building a home cinema, is a citation Soundbar enough for imitating (front, right and left) channel, or do you suggest to run the Bar in combination with the citation Towers to get it right? Does it even pay off to sped the additional money on Towers

Asked by: Amar S
Hi Amar, and thank you for your interest in Citation! I can confirm that the Citation Bar will indeed handle all three front channels like they are supposed to be handled. What happens when you add two Towers is that you spread the left and right channels to be way outside the picture, so you can get a more impressive experience, and also a sound better suited to a larger room. Furthermore, the Towers are very potent speakers, and really add thunder and scale to the Bar's sound. The good thing here is that you can expand gradually, if you want to. If you begin with the Bar, and is happy with its sound, you just stick to this one item. If you sit pretty close to it, you may find that the image width is fine, and that you do not need extra towers. If you want some more oomph in the bass, you can add a Sub, and maybe some Surrounds, if you need those. And if you move some day, and sit much farther from the Bar, you can add two Towers to get the scale you now may be missing. I hope this helps.
Answered by: Bo HARMAN
Date published: 2018-11-20

Which one of Citation bar or Enchant 1300 bar, do you think is better suited for music in terms of the sound quality? I know that Enchant 1300 has more speakers but I think they are smaller compared to Citation (5cm in Enchant vs 5x10cm in Citation).

Asked by: Miroslav
If we're talking about only the Citation Bar vs the Enchant 1300,the enchant wins hands down since the Citation Bar only has 3 channels on the bar while the Enchant has lots of drivers. But if you got the other Citation devices connected along with the Citation Bar to make your own home theater system. Then the citation wins,mostly because you can place your speakers on the spots that you want.
Answered by: Mario at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-11-16

Is it able to activate Google Assistant by asking &quot;Ok, Google?&quot; or just with hardware button? Is it able to deactivate Google Assistant in case there is already speaker nearby with the Google Assistant?

Asked by: Miroslav
It can be activated by Ok, Google or Hi Google. If there are other Google Assistant nearby, you need to mute the microphone buttons so that it will not respond whenever you say the hot word.
Answered by: Jemson G
Date published: 2018-10-25

What is the main difference between the Enchant Soundbar and Citation Soundbar ?

Asked by: vijay S
Hi! The main difference between the Enchant and Citation soundbar would be the number of speaker drivers inside. Citation has 9 speakers in total (6 woofers and 3 tweeters) while the Enchant has 2 variations. The enchant 800 has 8 speaker drivers and the Enchant 1300 has 13 speaker drivers, which give you a&nbsp;MultiBeam&trade; Surround Sound.
Answered by: Nick F
Date published: 2018-10-24
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