Harman Kardon Citation 500 Wireless loudspeaker

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Harman International Harman Kardon Citation 500

It’s important to note that all of the observations regarding audio quality apply to music that’s being delivered via Chromecast. As elsewhere in the Citation range, the equivalent Bluetooth performance sounds relatively bloodless by comparison – the Harman Kardon has a slight, but definite, talent for draining much of the animation from music when it’s introduced via Bluetooth.

Obviously a wireless speaker costing just shy of £600, even one as competent as this, isn’t going to represent the state of any traditional hi-fi art. But what the Citation 500 does get close to representing is the state of the (relatively) affordable, (relatively) compact wireless loudspeaker art. Which is as much as we are entitled to hope for at the price. 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Driver complement: 2 × 25mm tweeter, 2 × 131mm mid/bass driver

Frequency response: not specified

Crossover frequencies: not specified

Impedance (ohms): 6

Sensitivity (dB/w/m): not specified

Dimensions (hwd, cm): 21 × 37 × 17

Weight (kg): 7.6

Finishes: Grey, black

Price: £580

Manufacturer: Harman Audio

URL: harmanaudio.com

Distributor: Harman Kardon

URL: harmankardon.co.uk

Tel: +44(0)161 222 3325

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