Harman Kardon on Monday added new models to its Citation line of wireless speakers, building on the family of products first introduced in early 2019. New for 2020 is a soundbar, a subwoofer, a portable speaker, and a smart alarm clock with wireless charging.
A portable speaker, this one packs up to eight hours of playback on a full charge. It’s offered in Black and Grey options and connects via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The Citation 200 is also IPX4 splash proof so it makes a great companion for back yard listening or sitting poolside.
The speaker has Chromecast built-in and supports both Google Assistant and Apple AirPlay. As far as audio quality goes, the Citation 200 offers 24 bit/96KHz streaming. Pricing looks to be $300 when the speaker goes on sale; however, it’s not clear as to when that will be.
Citation Multibeam 700
The Multibeam 700 is a soundbar with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and HDMI connectivity. Like the aforementioned model, there’s internal Chromecast support as well as Google Assistant and Apple AirPlay. Similarly, there’s 24 bit/96KHz audio streaming.
Also present here is WiSA technology which allows for pairing to the Sub S for high-definition multi-channel audio. Priced $700 when it launches, the soundbar has a full-color display with touch controls.
Citation Sub S
There’s not a lot to say about the subwoofer but it does have the WiSA connectivity standard. It will cost $400 at launch so outfitting the home with the soundbar puts you at about $1,100 if neither are on sale.
Designed for the bedroom, the Oasis is a compact speaker that has a built-in alarm clock and wireless charging. Priced $200, it supports the same Chromecast, Google Assistant, Apple AirPlay features, too.