Harman Kardon's Citation Smart Speakers Review

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Product Review of Harman Kardon's Citation Smart Speaker Range 

Harman Kardon's Citation range features Smart Speakers that can be used either as standalones or paired to create the Ultimate Home Theatre Surround Sound System. With a premium Scandinavian design, the Citation range effortlessly blends innovation in home audio entertainment. Each of the Citation Smart Speakers are available to order in Grey or Black. Harman Kardon's Citation: Oasis, One MKII, 100 MKII, 200, 300, 500, Multibeam 700, Sub S, Sub, Tower and Surround Smart Speaker will be reviewed. With the Citation range, you’re spoilt for choice.

Citation Smart Speaker Essentials

  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Bluetooth
  • Listen inside or outside
  • Stylish Design
  • Voice-Control
  • Easy Set-Up 

Citation Oasis

Specifications

  • Transducer: 2 x 1.75" (2 x 44mm)
  • Output Power: 2 x 6W RMS
  • Dimensions (W x H x D) 218 x 66 x 148 mm
  • Sensitivity (1W@1M) 80 dB

This Smart Clock Radio is also a Voice-Controlled Speaker. Of the Oasis' coolest features, it offers wireless phone charging and features a dedicated night Wi-Fi switch which automatically turns Wi-Fi off between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m. Using your voice, you can command the Citation Oasis to set multiple alarms. Google even allows you to choose your favourite radio station or playlist to wake you up. Get out of bed to your favourite audio and set the right mood to start your day. Setting your favourite DAB/DAB+ radio stations is no inconvenience using the four preset buttons. If this Speaker wasn’t smart enough, you can simply say ‘Hey Google’ to get instant access to your music. Citation Oasis not only works as a DAB digital radio, but it also uses Apple Airplay so you can enjoy your favourite soundtracks and playlists. Featuring Chromecast built-in, you have access to over 300 music streaming services. 

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Citation One MKII

Specifications

  • Transducer: 1 x 20mm tweeter, 1 x 89mm woofer
  • Output power: 40W RMS
  • Dimensions (W x H x D) 140 x 188x 140 mm
  • Sensitivity (1W@1M) 80 dB

This all-in-one Smart Speaker delivers room-filling sound from a sophisticated premium wool fabric design. The Citation One MKII is all about convenience. Using Google Assistant you can simply use your voice to control your smart speaker. Google Assistant finds answers to your questions using Google Search. It also plays your favourite music, and even assists you with day to day challenges. Equipped with Bluetooth pairing and Apple Airplay 2, the Citation One MKII is compatable with smartphones and tablets. The smart speaker additionally features touch-sensitive controls for accurate volume and a multi-use button for stopping your alarm or music playback.

Citation 100 MKII

Specifications

  • Transducer: 1x 20 mm Tweeter 1 x 102 mm Woofer
  • Output Power: 50W RMS
  • Dimensions (W x H x D) 172 x 275 x 163 mm
  • Sensitivity (1W@1M) 80 dB

Presenting Google Assistant, Citation 100 MKII allows users to merely use their voice to control their Wireless Home Sound System. With features including The Cloud which empowers users to cue their music using voice-control, the compact MKII is indefinitely easy to use. The Smart Speaker makes it possible for users to stream over 300 services using Google Chromecast as well as supporting Apple Airplay for Apple users. Setting up this smart speaker couldn't be simpler using the Google Home App available for iOS and Android. It almost goes without saying that this speaker features Wireless Bluetooth streaming, simply connect to your smartphone or tablet and let your audio experience begin.

Citation 200 

Specifications

  • Transducer: 1 x 25mm Tweeter 1 x 120 mm Woofer 
  • Output Power: 50W RMS
  • Dimensions (W x H x D)178 x 219 x 172mm
  • Sensitivity (1W@1M) 80 dB


Harman Kardon's Citation 200 is a Portable Smart Speaker so you can enjoy your audio entertainment wherever you want, whenever you want. Of Course, the Citation 200 is wireless using Wi-Fi or Bluetooth making it as simple as it should be to listen to your favourite songs and podcasts. Connect to your smart speaker via Bluetooth to enjoy your portable device even outdoors. 

A Smart speaker isn’t quite that without an assistant. Citation 200 Smart Speaker allows you to use it Hands-free with Google. Simply say ‘Hey Google’ and get started. Ask your Google Assistant to play music, podcasts, news or the radio. 

There’s nothing worse than mid-way through your favourite song, your speaker dies. With the Citation 100, enjoy up to 8 hours of continuous playback when fully charged. Charge your speaker overnight and enjoy it the next day. 

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Citation 300

Specifications

  • Transducer: 2 x 20mm tweeter, 2 x 89mm woofer
  • Output Power: 100W RMS
  • Dimensions (W x H x D)306 x 180 x 142 mm
  • Sensitivity (1W@1M) 80 dB

This Medium-sized Smart Speaker uses Google Assistant to allow users to get answers using the convenience of Google Search and get instant access to their favourite music. The Citation 300 is set to make your day just that bit easier. Also powered by The Cloud, play and control music using voice-control. With Chromecast built-in, Citation 300 can access audio content, internet radio and podcasts in high definition. To make the smart speaker, even smarter, the Citation 300 features a colour touch display, allowing users to control their audio using their fingertips on the intuitive touch panel color display. 


For stereo sound, pair two Harman Kardon Citation 300 speakers in the same room. Setting up multiple speakers can be confusing. With the free Google Home App available to IOS and Android, you can set-up and manage your citation speakers using only one app. Preset icons are featured on the Citation 300 with the option to save your favourite playlists and control your smart devices.

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Citation 500

Specifications

  • Transducer: 2 x 25mm tweeter, 2 x 131mm woofer
  • Output Power: 200W RMS
  • Dimensions (W x H x D)374 x 212 x 172 mm
  • Sensitivity (1W@1M) 80 dB

Described as a large tabletop loudspeaker, the Harman Kardon Citation 500 offers powerful audio with a sophisticated appearance consistent in Harman Kardon's Citation range. Enabling access to over 300 music services using Google Chromecast, the smart speaker delivers a wide range of streaming and internet radio services. Needless to say, the Citation 500 uses Google Assistant ensuring users can enjoy their speaker system hands-free. The Citation 500 has flexible usability from organising everyday tasks, asking questions and getting answers to creating a more-serious home audio entertainment system. Twin Citation 500 loudspeakers take the room-filling ability to the next level.

Citation MultiBeam 700

Specifications

  • Transducer: 2 x 25mm tweeter, 5 x 50mm woofer
  • Output Power: 210W RMS
  • Dimensions (W x H x D) 790 x 65 x 130mm 
  • Sensitivity >80dB

Harman Kardon's Citation MultiBeam 700 can be connected to the TV to deliver a surround sound experience to your living space. Designed as a Smart Speaker, the MultiBeam 700 uses Google Assistant which allows the beam to be controlled using your voice. The MultiBeam can be paired with other speakers from the citation range to create immersive audio expected of a home theatre system. Equipped with Airplay and Chromecast built-in, you can enjoy whatever music you like, whenever you’d like. 

The video below may describe the MultiBeam 700 a little better.

Citation Sub S 

Specifications

  • Transducer: 1 x 6.5" Subwoofer
  • Output Power: 100W RMS
  • Dimensions (W x H x D) 248 x 386 x 248 mm 
  • Sensitivity >80dB


The Citation Sub S has been designed as a compact Subwoofer with a deep bass. The Smart Subwoofer is WiSA-enabled creating low-latency multi-channel precision sound. The Sub S is compatible with all of the Citation range and can be used to complete your home theatre surround sound experience. With automatic updates, the Citation Sub S maintains your home audio by staying up to date.

Citation Sub 

Specifications

  • Transducer: 1 x 10" Subwoofer
  • Output Power: 200W RMS
  • Dimensions (W x H x D) 447 x 334 x 367 mm 
  • Sensitivity >80dB

Offering a thundering deep bass to enjoy your movies, the Citation Sub can complete your home theatre surround sound system. With a wider design, the Sub shares its features with the Citation Sub S, it has automatic updates for new features and can wirelessly connect.

Citation Tower

Specifications

  • Transducer: 1 x 25 mm tweeter, 2 x 4" woofer, 1 x 8" Subwoofer per speaker
  • Output Power: 2 x 200W RMS
  • Dimensions (W x H x D) 347 x 1160 x 347 mm 
  • Sensitivity >80dB

Described as Smart Premium Floorstanding Speakers, the Harman Kardon Citation Towers create immersive cinematic wireless surround sound. These floorstanding speakers have the ability to turn anyone into an audio enthuasist. The 2-channel stereo offers crisp highs and a deep bass. Citation Tower features the range’s renowned features including Google Assistant allowing a hands-free design and a voice controlled system, and Chromecast built-in allowing access to over 300 streaming services. Standing out from the Citation range with their big and bold design, the Citation Tower can be added to a 5.1 surround sound system.

Citation Surround

Specifications

  • Transducer: 1 x 25 mm tweeter, 2 x 76 mm woofer
  • Output Power: 2 x 50W RMS
  • Dimensions (W x H x D) 235 x 383 x 150 mm 
  • Sensitivity >80dB

With the Citation Surround, the clue’s in the name, it's a wireless surround sound speaker. It uses automatic software updates, to keep your home audio system maintained and available to access new features. Creating cinematic wireless surround sound without the use of cables, the Citation Surround is best paired with a Citation MultiBeam, a Citation Sub and/or a Citation Tower to create a 5.1 system.


The Harman Kardon Citation Sub S or Sub, MultiBeam 700, Citation Surround and Tower Smart Speakers can grouped together to create a 5.1 surround sound experience in the comfort of your own living space.

The Harman Kardon Citation Collection is for music, radio and movie lovers. With prices ranging from £179.99 to £2,199.99, there is a smart speaker system for everyone. Harmon Kardon's Citation Sub and Sub S, MultiBeam 700, Surround and Tower Speakers can be used to build a home theatre speaker system, whilst other Citations can simply be doubled up to create stereo sound or to keep it simple, can be used as standalones.

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