Harman Kardon Citation 300


The medium-size smart home speaker with award winning design

£349.99349.99 each
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Beautiful Sound That Speaks To You

The Harman Kardon Citation 300 is a next generation stereo smart speaker. Easy to use with its full-color LCD touch screen, Citation 300 blends innovation in home audio with attention to detail in design, allowing for sophisticated looks and incredible stereo sound. Music lovers will love the room-filling stereo sound and surprisingly rich bass with access to over 300 music services and high-definition streaming through Chromecast built-in. The Google Assistant brings convenient voice control to your Citation 300 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

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 300 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 and Wi-Fi connection must remain active at all times to ensure proper operation. CITATION 300 is in compliance with the European Union energy legislation. CITATION 300 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
Supported audio formats HE-AAC, LC-AAC, MP3, Vorbis, WAV (LPCM), FLAC, Opus
Output power 100W RMS
Transducer 2 x 20mm tweeter, 2 x 89mm woofer


Dimensions (W x H x D) 306 x 180 x 142 mm
Weight 4.1 kg (9lb)

Control and Connection Specifications

Bluetooth® version 4.2
Bluetooth transmitter frequency range 2402 – 2480MHz
Bluetooth transmitter power <10dBm
Bluetooth transmitter modulation GFSK,π/4 DQPSK, 8DPSK
  • 1 x Citation 300
  • 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 300 is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harman Kardon Citation 300 Test of Harman Kardon Citation 300 Through Reviewclub I have been given the chance to try this speaker from Harman Kardon, This is a speaker with Google assistance which is exactly what I was looking for, I think the function with Google assistance works pretty well. Google needs to learn voices and commands but it works better every day. The sound in the speaker is very good and the design was for my part appealing, the speaker can be placed anywhere without having to be ashamed. I use the speaker to turn on and off the lights in the house, check the traffic before I go to work check weather forecasts and so on. I'd rather add the difference to this than buy a Google Home speaker.
Date published: 2019-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressive piece of kit. Have had a Citation 300 for a couple of weeks now. Sound quality is great, very easy to set up & use, looks fantastic. Very good value too. Overall I am very impressed.
Date published: 2018-12-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Stylish and full of power I got this just after Christmas and have been playing around with it since. It is very sturdy ( 4,5 kilo ) so you can place it even in smaller spaces or a sturdy shelf. I really like that it has a built in touchscreen for fast operation. I had to upgrade the firmware when I got it but that was simple as soon as it was connected to the wifi network. The one I have is black and that fits the rest of my audio / stereo set up but it would be nice if the mesh could be exchanged for different colors in the future. It work very good with spotify and you can change the songs on the touchscreen without any lag or distortion. It does not work well with my chromecast, it might be just mine but I have read more people have the same problem, keeps falling out of the stream, you can also find a lag in the sound on videos from youtube, vimeo ... I hope they can fix that in a later firmware update. I have tried google assistant with my wifi-plugs from tp-link and that worked very well. The only thing is it does not understand all the commands in Norwegian but if given in English it replies and verifies the command in Norwegian, a bit confusing. One thing that I also miss is the possibility to change the equalizer, sometimes the hightones get to pitched and therefor having different presets would be nice. All in all a good product, wish I had more to test the multiroom option but I guess it will work well, the only thing is the price that I find a bit high for this "entry" level speaker.
Date published: 2019-01-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Big sound in a small box Had this speaker for about 3 weeks now, and I'm impressed by the audio quality of it. Simple to set up, looks good, and plays NICE. It's Chromecast enabled, so a few of these should be able to fill your house with music in a very nice way. Google Assistant integration works ok as I'm a Norwegian user, but not great. This is due to GA being still in a kind of beta phase for Norway, but for English native speakers it works like a charm. However, voice control is nice, but not necessary as it pops up as a unit in Spotify as well and can be controlled that way. All in all I will say it's a lot of sound for the money, and actually the first product I try that gives Sonos a run for it's money in terms of sound quality. The build quality is also very good, good weight and nice finish (I have the black one). Recommended if you want to try something for a multi room setup based on Google Cast, or just a lot of sound for a room.
Date published: 2019-01-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cool Gadget Overall, I am very pleased with the speaker, it plays well and loud. The voice assistant is exciting and has some useful features, but the speaker is not perfect. I am happy with the sound, it meets my demands for both bass and volume. However, I am no speaker expert just an average user, it satisfies my needs. The design is okay, maybe a little boring, but the materials that are used are solid. The big negative for me is the voice assistant, the Google Home app that one has to use was annoying already at startup. Several times I have experienced that it stops the music because it thinks I'm talking to it. In addition, I have to use the bluetooth feature to play podcasts from the podcast app on my Iphone. Sound control is also not seamless. If you do not want to physically go to the speaker or unlock your phone and then go into the Google Home app, you have to talk to HK Citation, it stops the music and it does not work every time, which is really annoying. But voice control can also be fantastic at times and helps me out. For example, simple things like asking about the weather or just starting a playlist from Spotify. I'm looking forward to when voice control will work seamlessly.
Date published: 2019-01-09
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Does this support 24bit/192khz audio streaming?

Asked by: Andrew L
i see that the description is supported,but i can't find any way to use it when i' ve tried to play it using Bluetooth with my phone . however, the Bluetooth audio decoderof phone mode displayed AAC and 44.1kHz &amp; Streaming 16bits on QQ Music APP。
Answered by: Cristan
Date published: 2019-06-04

Is this a Mono or Stereo Speaker?

Asked by: Chuck GP11
Thanks for your interest in our product. Harman Kardon Citation 300 is a&nbsp;stereo smart speaker.&nbsp;
Answered by: Kris A
Date published: 2019-05-25

Can I say this is the replacement for Harman Kardon Go+ Play?

Asked by: Marcus Lee
Our HK Citation 300 is a different speaker series than the HK Go + Play since the Citation 300 is a Google voice assistant speaker which lets you to talk to it for you to command your stuff around your home.
Answered by: Mario at Customer Service
Date published: 2019-05-18

Does citation series support Airplay 2?

Asked by: adiemus
Hi, Airplay is not supported for Citation Models.There are no plans on them being compatible for Airplay.
Answered by: Mario at Customer Service
Date published: 2019-05-03

Can I connect a pair of Harman Kardon Citation 300 with the Harman Kardon Citation Subwoofer? Thank you so much in advance

Asked by: nick1983
No its not possible to conect the Harman Kardon Citation 300 and the Harman Kardon Citation Subwoofer. If you want more advice I would like you to contact 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
Answered by: Angèle
Date published: 2019-04-15

How can I pair two of these for stereo sound?

Asked by: Lynzhc
You'll need to set these up through the Google Home and set the up as a stereo pair.
Answered by: Mario at Customer Service
Date published: 2019-03-31

I cannot connect my new Citation 300 to my home wifi network. Please advice how to make it. Thx.

Asked by: LinusHui
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: 2019-02-25

Can I connect and / or control my other HK speakers via HK Connect+. For example saying Google play music from my bedroom speaker (That is HK Connect+ compatible) In my case onyx 4.&nbsp; Best regards Magnus

Asked by: Magnus M
Hi! No, the Citation 300 can only connect with the Citation System therefore, it wouldn't connect and work with the Onyx Studio 4.
Answered by: Nick F
Date published: 2019-01-23
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