Harman Kardon has announced a new addition to its Omni family of wireless audio products. The Omni Bar is a 2.1 soundbar and comes with its own wireless subwoofer. The system will cost $800 and is scheduled to go on sale in April 2015.

We originally reported on Harman Kardon's Omni system at last year's IFA show in Berlin. Until now the range has consisted of a couple of wireless speakers (the Omni 10 and 20), and a wireless adapter. A soundbar seems the obvious route to go, bringing Omni in line with similar systems from the likes of Sonos, LG and Samsung.

The Omni Bar connects to a TV through standard optical or HDMI connections, but it also hooks up to your home wi-fi network. It's controlled and configured using Harman Kardon's own Controller App.

Used as part of an Omni system, the Bar allows you to stream the same audio (including TV audio) to the rest of the Omni speakers in your set-up. As with the rest of the Omni family, the bar also supports playback of 24-bit/96kHz high-resolution audio files.

The Omni Bar's wireless subwoofer comes with its own floor stand, but there's also the option for wall-mounting and Harman claims it's even compact enough to be hidden under a sofa or chair.

 

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Harman Kardon has also announced that its Omni wireless music system is going to be made compatible with Tidal, Qobuz, Tunein, Rhapsody and Juke music streaming services. All of the new additions are expected to be made available in April 2015.

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Fabio's picture

IFA show

The annual IFA show is in Berlin and not Munich !!!

Andy Clough's picture

IFA show

Indeed it is. Corrected.