CES 2019: Harman Kardon ‘Citation’ Smart Speakers With Google Assistant

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Harman Kardon has actually revealed a new lineup of clever speakers at CES 2019. Called the ‘Citation Series’, the speakers feature Google Assistant and Chromecast built-in and LCD touch screens. The audio subsidiary of Samsung also announced at the trade convention that the speakers will receive AirPlay 2 support through a firmware update at some point in early 2019.

The speakers, which were showcased at CES 2019, are aimed at the mid- to high-end spectrum of the audio market and start at $199.95 for the Citation One and go all the method up to $2,499.95 for the flagship Citation Towers. The speakers are currently on sale in North America with global availability details unknown at the minute.

Each speaker in the Citation series has an aluminium chassis with Winter Grey or Classic Black wool fabric on top. The varied line-up includes five tabletop speakers (Citation One, Citation 100, Citation 300, Citation 500, and Citation Surround), a soundbar called Citation Bar, a subwoofer called Citation Sub, and a floorstanding speaker called Citation Tower. Google Assistant support will permit users to manage Android-connected clever house items along with stream music and ask concerns by merely stating “Ok Google”.

Michael Mauser, President, Lifestyle Audio at Harman, stated, “Consumers significantly aim to their home entertainment systems to do more than simply play music. While features like voice control and multi-room streaming are becoming standard, the Harman Kardon Citation Series is anything however. The pairing of our unmatched audio legacy and premium style with clever features and ease of usage gives Citation the opportunity to truly change the listening experience.”

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