Intelligent, voice-activated speaker with premium sound and digital assistance

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Captivating sound meets your personal digital assistant

Invoke brings together Harman Kardon’s audio heritage with Cortana by Microsoft, resulting in an elegantly designed, intelligent speaker for the home. Crafted from premium materials, Invoke’s striking metallic speaker cabinet delivers power and projects sound at full 360-degrees, revealing every beautiful detail in your music. At the heart of Invoke is Cortana, your personal digital assistant, helping you stay connected to what’s important. Now you can enhance every moment at home with captivating sound, voice control your music and smart home technology, make and receive hands-free calls with Skype, set and receive reminders seamlessly across your devices, get answers to your questions, and more.


General Specifications

Rated Power 40W
Frequency Response 60-20kHz (-6dB)
Woofer 1.75" (45mm) x 3
Dome tweeter 0.5" (13mm) x 3
Bluetooth Version 4.1
Power Supply 19V/2A
Power cable length 47" (1.2m)
Wireless network 802.11b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5Ghz)
Dimensions (DxH) 4.2 x 9.5" (107 x 242mm)
Product Weight 2.3 lbs (1kg)
Supported audio formats AAC, MP3, Vorbis, FLAC,WMA, WAV
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  • 1 x Main Unit
  • 1 x Power Adaptor
  • 1 x Quick Start Guide
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Invoke is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 26.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent with Cortana Cortana and Spotify made this the most fun speaker ever built. Great speaker quality that fills even a large room. There is still room for improvement and collaboration but it is still worth every single penny.
Date published: 2018-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressive speaker The fit and finish on this speaker is top notch and it feels solid. The sound and volume output is excellent for its size as well (maybe a tad bright), and the mics work easily across the room. Playback with Spotify Premium sounds especially good. Cortana works well and supports all the basic digital assistant tasks (fact lookups, math calculations, reminders, timers etc.), and the list of skills has expanded quite a bit over the past couple of months (still waiting on Pandora integration however and would also like to see the ability to stream audio directly from Windows itself) I also regularly use the speaker paired to Bluetooth so I can play things like Amazon music that aren't directly supported. Not too much to complain about, but I wish this speaker also had a line in.
Date published: 2018-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good quality, good sound, Cool Cortana assistant! I love the speaker. Sound is great. Voice command response is instant. Cortana integration is good. I used Windows10 computer for setup through Cortana on Windows. My Spotify premium works flawlessly. I actually use it more often now. I also have setup Insteon smart home devices on Cortana. So, now I can use Invoke to control these as well.
Date published: 2018-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible Love the speaker, great quality. Love Cortana, hope Microsoft continues to invest in it!
Date published: 2018-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cortana I've owned invoke since October. This is an excellent speaker. Very high quality and nice design. It is very durable. Cortana is the smartest and best AI out there. It's speech recognition is near perfect. Compared to Alexa, Siri and Google home Cortana is more capable and able to reach the desired information more appropriately. Music and podcasts are fun through Spotify and tune in. Disadvantages: they need to have more smart home companies on board.
Date published: 2018-02-01
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When I unplug the Invoke, To move it to another room in same house, will it need to be setup again, or will it auto connect to the same Wi-Fi ?

Asked by: Connie56
Your Invoke will reconnect to the same Wi-Fi network as long as it is within range.
Answered by: Steve S
Date published: 2018-03-06

Are there plans to support multiple Microsoft and/or Spotify accounts?

Asked by: Zachary G Jensen
So far there are no plans being made yet for those, Please subscribe to our newsletter to get updates from our products.
Answered by: Mario at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-03-05

Can it be connected, via bluetooth, to my LG3 phone, to listen to Youtube, Amazon prime, and Netflix.

Asked by: Malik
Yes, it can be connected but it has to be set-up first using the HK Cortanna Application.
Answered by: Zoe at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-02-28

I am trying to listen to music from my pc local file using the spotify app. I can listen them on my computer loudspeaker but I can`t output them in my Invoke. Invoke is on the device list of spotify but unavailable. How can I activate it ?

Asked by: Luiz G
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: Steve S
Date published: 2018-02-28

Does the Invoke support Spotify Connect or do you have to use Cortana to access Spotify?

Asked by: FlyinRyan
The Invoke supports both through Cortana.
Answered by: Steve S
Date published: 2018-02-20

does it has battery, I mean is it portable? Can I take to the park, outside with me

Asked by: Claudio
The Invoke does not have a rechargeable battery and is designed to be a home speaker.
Answered by: Steve S
Date published: 2018-03-09

The Cortana Invoke does not identify the caller I.E. “You have a call” is what Cortana says. I was wondering if there is a way for the Invoke to identify caller, like cortana does on a mobile phone? You have a call from [Name] or Incoming call from [Name]

Asked by: UserX
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: Mario at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-02-03

Can I connect to 230 volts? Does this have a USB charging?

Asked by: Sathyan
Yes, it supports 230 volts. (I have it installed in The Netherlands @ 230V)
Answered by: FlyingDutchman
Date published: 2018-02-06
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