HARMAN Luxury Audio Group has added the Harman Kardon Citation series to its brand portfolio.

HARMAN’s Luxury Audio Group (LAG) has announced the addition of the Harman Kardon Citation series to its portfolio of audio brands. With immediate effect LAG assumes full responsibility for the distribution and marketing of the Citation series across the United Kingdom. The Harman Kardon Citation line joins ARCAM, JBL Synthesis, Lexicon, Mark Levinson and Revel at LAG.

Harman Kardon has been at the cutting edge of audio engineering for more than 65 years and its Citation series, launched in 2019, blends smart technology with an unswerving attention to aesthetic detail, says the maker.

Featuring industrial Scandinavian design, including premium blended wool fabrics from Danish textile house Kvadrat, Citation models have been created to deliver a dynamic listening experience, with options to use the wireless speakers individually or to harness multi-room capabilities and build multiple configurations around the home.

The latest Citation line includes: multiple countertop speaker options; HDMI-equipped soundbars; a powered wireless subwoofer; surround speakers; and powered speakers. All Citation speakers offer wireless capability and models integrate Apple AirPlay; Bluetooth; Chromecast built-in; Google Assistant; and hi-res audio support built around powerful amplification.

The future  

Upcoming Citation line model launches include the Oasis, a Bluetooth and Wi-Fi speaker which features Hey Google, DAB/DAB+ radio, a voice-controlled alarm clock and an integral wireless charge-pad, making it a good partner for use with the latest smartphones.

Also due is the Harman Kardon Citation Multibeam 700 soundbar. This compact model uses MultiBeam surround sound technology with room calibration; houses seven drivers; features HDMI connectivity; and comes complete with a full colour LCD display.

The Citation Multibeam 700 can be partnered with the Sub S – the line’s new compact, wireless subwoofer capable of powering 100 watts. Another new arrival is the Citation 200. This neat, portable ‘wire-free’ design comes with a docking cradle, enabling up to eight hours playback time from a single charge, which together with its IPX-4 splash-proof rating, makes the Citation 200 the ideal companion for time spent near the water’s edge.

Assets for those with retail frontage include an eye-catching, in-store CTU display complete with a touch-screen interface for speaker activation and a ‘Hey Google’ call-out, positioning the ‘Smart. Premium. Wireless.’ brand identity. As with all other LAG products, Citation benefits in the UK from the Group’s dedicated field sales team delivering shop floor support for training and sales development.

“The Citation series is a tremendous addition to the HARMAN Luxury Audio Group,” says Scott Campbell, Director Sales at Luxury Audio Group, Global. “The brand’s smart mix of cutting-edge tech and industrial design delivers a compelling line; one which perfectly complements our other five brands. Citation is a great conversation starter for our dealers and, ultimately, a further rewarding path to achieving more business and producing more satisfied customers.”

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