Harman Kardon announces a metric ton of Google multiroom speakers


Now that we are in the article-Chromecast Audio globe, it can be been a when considering that a corporation has released an whole assortment of multiroom speakers. So, listed here will come Harman Kardon with trousers-hundreds of clever speakers!

We received a glimpse at the kinda nutty Citation 500 previously in the 7 days, and now it can be adopted by every thing from an cost-effective kitchen area counter speaker to nuts-large-finish stereo speakers. A little something for absolutely everyone, then!

The corporation is presenting two distinctive ranges — the Quotation clever speakers, and the Enchant Chromecast created-in-only sound bars

In what may well be a small little bit — Alright, a great deal — of Sonos-baiting, the to start with Harman Kardon products is the identical selling price and title as the multiroom songs pioneer’s entry-degree products: the Just one (at $199). The Harman Kardon Just one is also a clever speaker that includes Google Assistant and will come with Chromecast created-in for songs streaming. Like the relaxation of the Quotation assortment, it supports songs up to 24-little bit/96kHz and will also enable Bluetooth streams.

The other speakers consist of the Quotation 100 ($300), Quotation 300 ($400) and the aforementioned Quotation 500. Related to the 500, the 300 also has a Liquid crystal display contact handle.

For the dwelling theater lovers, you have the three.-channel Harman Kardon Bar ($one,000), which also involves a touchscreen. It features 3 HDMI inputs with assistance for 4K HDR video clip and it is a one seem bar to which you can include a matching wi-fi sub for $800.

If you happen to be emotion in particular thrifty, the corporation also can make the Harman Kardon Quotation Tower for $two,500. It can be a two.two method, which presumably signifies that just about every tower has a created-in subwoofer. It has a touchscreen, much too!


In the meantime, the Samsung-owned brand name is also presenting two non-clever seem bars termed the Harman Kardon Enchant collection. The Enchant 800 ($700) and Enchant 1300 ($one,000) attribute distinctive MultiBeam engineering for beaming content material off your partitions. The 800 provides 8 channels of encompass, when the 1300 has, you guessed it, 13, and then a single HDMI enter and 3, respectively. They give Chromecast created-in and Bluetooth but you should not have microphones onboard. The matching subwoofer is a small less expensive than the Quotation at $700.

Provided the glut of clever speakers at the second — those people from other Samsung businesses JBL and Samsung itself, notwithstanding — it will be appealing to see if the HK variations will be capable to make them selves listened to around the sound.

The ranges will be out there this tumble, with Australian/British isles pricing not but declared — we will update this post as before long as we know a lot more. 

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