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
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Spec Sheet (EN)

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  • 1 x Safety sheet
  • 1 x power cable (1.8m)

Hi What kind of Dolby Digital 5.1 does it support? DD, DD+, DDAtmos or .....????

Asked by: jsturess2
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: 2019-01-25

At night, I listen to Roku / Private Mode - The citation sound bar keep shutting itself off after 10-15 mins of inactivity due to power save function- is there any possible way to turn off the power save function at all??

Asked by: Citationbarowner
Thank you for contacting us. It is not possible to disable the power save function on your Citation Bar. If you need further assistance, please submit a case request at &nbsp;https://www.harmanaudio.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you.
Answered by: Thilo
Date published: 2019-01-17

Is it possible to use the citation one speaker as surround, or do i need the surround speakers?

Asked by: Fman
No it is not possible, only the surround speaker have to be used as surround within the Citation set up. If you need further assistance, please submit a case request at &nbsp;https://www.harmanaudio.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you.
Answered by: remy b
Date published: 2019-01-16

What about DTS:X/Atmos decoding??

Asked by: Keoz
Unfortunately Harman/Kardon Citation Bar does not support Atmos.
Answered by: Mario at Customer Service
Date published: 2019-01-15

Hello. Is there possibly too use 2 citation subwoofers in the citation system? like an 5.2 surround.

Asked by: Runepgk
Currently our Citation series is only capable of having 5.1 surround sound system.
Answered by: Mario at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-12-21

Does it support HDMI eARC or just ARC?

Asked by: jsturess3
The Citation Bar only supports HDMI ARC since the eARC feature was not yet released during the inception of the soundbar.&nbsp;
Answered by: Rhae C
Date published: 2018-12-16

I have the HK SB 16. If I buy the Citation bar will it pair up with the SB16 sub?

Asked by: Eddiemalo71
&quot;The Harman Kardon Citation Bar has a subwoofer that is specifically designed for the soundbar itself and will connect wireless on a certain frequency. This means that the subwoofer cannot be used with another model soundbar. If you need further assistance, please submit a case request at &nbsp;https://www.harmanaudio.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you.&quot;
Answered by: Harman Stefano
Date published: 2018-12-12

Are there plans to implement Apple Airplay and Airplay 2 via a software update in the future?

Asked by: Audioboy
So far there isn't any plans for that yet. Stay updated by subscribing to our newsletter.
Answered by: Mario at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-12-11
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