Harman Kardon Citation Bar


The smartest soundbar for movies and music

£899.99899.99 each
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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 64 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
  • 1 x Citation Bar
  • 1 x Quick-start guide
  • 1 x Warranty sheet
  • 1 x Safety sheet
  • 1 x power cable (1.8m)
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We are going to talk about our new programmable preset feature.

With this feature, you can add a voice command such as "Turn off the lights in the Bedroom" or "Play my playlist Rock road classic" without using your voice.
Once you have recorded the action, you will see an icon on your Citation display. Tap on this specific recorded command, and the Citation will do all the magic for you!

Enough of what it can do, let us create a preset:\n
  1. Scroll down on your Citation Display to you see "Voice presets."
  2. Press on the + sign.
  3. Say your command: Play Radio FM\n\t
    1. Do not use "Hey or OK, Google at this point."
  4. Press the "V" icon after the command is finished.
  5. Select an icon.
  6. Your Preset is now ready, tap it to give it a try.
\nTo delete any presets.\n\n
  • Press and hold down the preset.
  • A menu will appear, hit the "TRASHCAN" icon.
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Harman Kardon Citation Bar is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Upgrade It is amazing how easy it was to set up. Great Sound features. Immediatly worked with my Samsung TV. Cinema Surround experience in my home
Date published: 2019-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Replacing My Sonos! Replacing my entire Sonos system with Citation. Defiantly a cut above in performance and features. I love using Assistant to get my music running when I get home. Love the style!
Date published: 2019-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful design and Look, Great Sound! Awesome, sleek and great sounding bar. Having Google is a game changer, love the feature! Used Google home app to add this to the rest of the Citation family for whole house audio system.
Date published: 2019-02-14
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Hello, I want a home surround system set up. I would like 2 in wall speakers along with 2 ceiling speakers set up. What do you suggest to complete my home package. I was thinking purchasing citation bar, sub, 2 surround speakers and citation 100.

Asked by: Tmac1217
Hi there, We recommend our Harman Kardon Citation bar since it works with the following Citation speakers to complete the 5.1 surround sound; Citation towers(front), Citation surround(surround), and Citation Sub(Sub). The Citation 100 is an independent Google assistant speaker and can't be included in the home surround setup. If you need more details, please submit a case request so we can assist you: https://www.harmankardon.com/support-contact.html
Answered by: Mario at Customer Service
Date published: 2019-08-04

I want to connect wirelessly with TV. What should I do?

Asked by: archmagi
Hi there! There is no option to connect a TV to our Harman Kardon Citation BAR wirelessly but there is an option to hook it up to the soundbar using, for example, an HDMI cable. If you'd like to know more, here's a link to the Owner's Manual: https://www.harmankardon.com/on/demandware.static/-/Sites-masterCatalog_Harman/default/dwf23da401/pdfs/HK_CITATION_BAR_OWNERS_MANUAL_English.pdf
Answered by: Zoe at Customer Service
Date published: 2019-07-27

Having truble with my citation bar. When I first set it up it plays loud on surround mode. But when I play music the next day it is turn down alott even on 100% it's not loud. And it if I turn off surround mode. It gets alott of treble and sounds not good

Asked by: Mr ilaveien
Thank you for your question. As your question requires troubleshooting by our Product Specialists, we invite you to contact the Harman Customer Support team by telephone, email or chat in order to receive direct assistance. Please see https://no.harmanaudio.com/support-contact.html for more information. Thank you.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-07-16

Which surround formats does the citation bar decode? Can't seem to find that information.Does it (with tower etc.) support HD sound like Dolby TrueHD?

Asked by: Thomsens
At the time, the Citation Bar and Adapt, via HDMI, support: &bull; PCM (stereo and multi-channel) &bull; Dolby Digital 2.0 up to 5.1
Answered by: Mario at Customer Service
Date published: 2019-05-06

When I first set up the Citation surround, there were not orange lights on standby on the citation bar which there are now. Is that normal?

Asked by: Dyverse1
Dear Duverse 1. As your question requires troubleshooting by our Product Specialists, we invite you to contact the Harman Customer Support team by telephone, email or chat in order to receive direct assistance. Please see https://uk.harmanaudio.com/support-contact.html#ns for further details.&nbsp; Thank you.
Answered by: Meriam
Date published: 2019-04-30

How many of the citation speakers can you link to one Citation sound bar? I currently have the sub, the towers, and the surround speakers. Can I add more to it???

Asked by: RyanEBR
Thanks for reaching out, our apologies for the inconvenience and delay in response. I can see that you've already submitted a case with us and is already being handled by one of our Customer Service Representatives. Please reply to their communication if you need anything additional.
Answered by: Jayson D
Date published: 2019-03-03

Does it support Deezer app?

Asked by: mikimali
You can play music from Deezer using the Chromecast Built-in feature.
Answered by: Alfred456
Date published: 2019-02-26

I purchased the Citation soundbar, subwoofer, and surround speakers. The surround speaker only works when I activate the virtual surround mode on the remote, but the owner's manual states otherwise. Also, surround speakers are not that loud. Why?

Asked by: Tom729
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: 2019-02-23
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