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Harman Kardon Citation 500

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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!

Item# HKCITATION500GRYEU

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

Dimensions (W x H x D) 374 x 212 x 172 mm
Weight 7.6 kg (16.8lb)
  • 1 x Citation 500
  • 1 x Quick-start guide
  • 1 x Warranty sheet
  • 1 x Safety sheet
  • 1 x power cable (1.8m)
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Harman Kardon Citation 500 is rated 2.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed The sound of this is terrible I try to change but there is not way to do it
Date published: 2019-01-02
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Regarding Treble and bass control, Chromecast / google assistant has this function so please implement it.

Asked by: jsturess2
I have heard that the plan have changed and this will not be implemented?
Answered by: jsturess4
Date published: 2019-02-20

Is there any input? Like a 3.5 mm audio input?

Asked by: Karl_Sweden
Thank you for your question. The Citation 500 does not have any AUX port due to the speaker being designed for use on Wifi or Bluetooth frequencies.
Answered by: Peter EMEA
Date published: 2019-02-08

Which bluetooth codecs are supported? for example LDAC?

Asked by: jsturess2
The HK Citation 500 supports the following audio formats: HE-AAC, LC-AAC, MP3, Vorbis, WAV (LPCM), FLAC, and Opus. For a list of the full specifications, check out this link: https://www.harmankardon.com/on/demandware.static/-/Sites-masterCatalog_Harman/default/dw87f36b2d/pdfs/HK_Citation_500_Spec_Sheet_English.pdf
Answered by: Eugene B
Date published: 2019-02-14

The citation 500 sounds like it has no tweters how do I fix this?

Asked by: 600 mistake
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: 2019-01-12

I know the new models have a lot of technology options.But i want to know is citation 500 in most powerfull harman kardon speaker ?! Which one have louder sound? I have go play. What is the soud diffrences is this model so louder than go play?is portable?

Asked by: Mehrooz
Thank you for your question. Should you wish to receive further support, you may contact the Harman Customer Support team by telephone, email or chat in order to receive direct assistance. Please see https://www.harmankardon.co.uk/support-contact.html for further details. Thank you
Answered by: JuliaB
Date published: 2019-01-02

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: 2019-02-25
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