Harman Kardon Citation 500


The largest and most powerful smart home speaker

£579.99579.99 each
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Beautiful Sound That Speaks To You

The Harman Kardon Citation 500 is a next generation stereo smart speaker designed for large rooms. Easy to use with its full-color LCD touch screen, Citation 500 blends innovation in home audio with attention to detail in design, allowing for sophisticated looks and powerful sound. Music lovers will love the full-range, detailed sound 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 500 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
Bluetooth® version 4.2
Bluetooth transmitter frequency range 2402 – 2480MHz
Bluetooth transmitter power <10dBm
Bluetooth transmitter modulation GFSK,π/4 DQPSK, 8DPSK
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 500 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 500 is in compliance with the European Union energy legislation. CITATION 500 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 200W RMS
Transducer 2 x 25mm tweeter, 2 x 131mm woofer


Dimensions (W x H x D) 374 x 212 x 172 mm
Weight 7.6 kg (16.8lb)
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Spec Sheet (EN)

2 MB
  • 1 x Citation 500
  • 1 x Quick-start guide
  • 1 x Warranty sheet
  • 1 x Safety sheet
  • 1 x power cable (1.8m)

Regarding Treble and bass control, Chromecast / google assistant has this function so please implement it.

Asked by: jsturess2
We&rsquo;re looking into it and expect to have an answer soon.
Answered by: Gian at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-12-12

Possible to send sound via bluetooth or lg sound sync from my LG oled to this device? Works with bluetooth headphones.

Asked by: Coys
As your question requires more information, 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.harmankardon.com/support-contact.html for further details.
Answered by: JuliaB
Date published: 2018-12-10

Does Citation 500 support Spotify Connect?

Asked by: Muggsopp
The Citation 500 would not work without the bar that needs to be set up via Google Home App. Yes It will support Spotify Connect, however it would be through the linking your Spotify to the&nbsp;App.&nbsp;
Answered by: Dan E
Date published: 2018-12-09

Can I connect this to my tv?

Asked by: Ra2394
Is it not possible to stream/cast sources to the Citation 500 and TV simultaneously neither? Using Netflix or PC Chrome cast etc.?
Answered by: Peter11
Date published: 2018-12-06

I wonder if you will implement some EQ or at least Bas and Treble controls?

Asked by: jsturess
We use Google Home App for music playing for our Citation speakers and don't think that they have EQ settings yet implemented for our Citation series.
Answered by: Mario at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-12-05

Can the 500 be mounted to the wall and to you supply equipment for this?

Asked by: Simonss
Hi, and thank you for your interest! Citation 500 is not made for wall mounting, and we do not sell brackets for this kind of installation. But that does not mean that it is not possible. Before you try to find a shelf or bracket that can solve the problem, please check the sound as close to the intended position as you can. The 500 is a pretty big speaker, and has lots of bass. Placing it against a wall will boost the bass by 3dB, and possibly not the deep bass, which could be fine, but upper bass, which makes the sound too full and less precise. If you try it as well as you can, and the sound is still fine, you can go ahead. There are some companies that specialize in brackets of all kinds, so perhaps it is possible to find something. If not, a compact shelf or two L-shaped steel brackets may be used. I hope this helps.
Answered by: Bo HARMAN
Date published: 2018-12-03

Is this AirPlay 2 compatible?

Asked by: ThumpR75
The HK Citation series is Google Assistant ready and requires the Google Home App to get it set up.
Answered by: Mario at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-11-09

Sky Receiver is connected via HDMI to TV and via Network cable to the to the wired Network. Citation 500 is connected via WLAN to the same Network as the Receiver. Audio from Receiver via Tv is transferred to Citation. Possible ?

Asked by: Scotty67
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