Harman Kardon Citation Oasis is a smart clock radio with Google assistant and wireless charging

Harman Kardon Citation Oasis is a smart clock radio with Google assistant and wireless charging
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Our experience of Harman Kardon’s Citation range of wireless multi-room speakers has been pretty positive. For example, the playful-sounding Citation Tower floorstanders walked away with a solid four-star review when they passed through our test rooms a couple of months ago.

And at CES 2020, Harman Kardon has decided to introduce a number of new members to the Citation family.

The most intriguing addition is arguably the Harman Kardon Citation Oasis (£179.99/$199.99). It’s an all-singing and all-dancing wireless speaker-cum-alarm clock. It features a sleep mode that turns off wi-fi while you’re snoozing and a wireless charging pad for your smartphone, which should come in extremely handy.

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Next up is the Citation Multibeam 700 (pictured above, £449.99/$499.99) soundbar. It’s a compact model with a color LCD display and seven drivers built-in. There’s HDMI connectivity on offer and the Multibeam 700 can also be partnered with the new Harman Kardon Citation Sub S (£379.99/$399.99).

Both subwoofer and soundbar support the WiSA wireless audio standard so you can partner them wirelessly with either Citation Surround or Tower speakers as part of a full surround sound system.

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Finally, there's the Citation C200 (£279.99/$299.99). This is a wireless, splash-proof and portable speaker that comes with its own charging base. A single charge should be good for eight hours of audio.

All the new Harman Kardon Citation models use the same dirt-repellant and flame-retardant wool fabric from Kvadrat which already features across the range. There’s also integrated Google Assistant, Chromecast, Apple AirPlay, and hi-res audio support up to 24-bit/96kHz.

Expect all four new models to go on sale in spring 2020.


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Andy Madden

Andy is Deputy Editor of What Hi-Fi? and a consumer electronics journalist with nearly 20 years of experience writing news, reviews and features. Over the years he's also contributed to a number of other outlets, including The Sunday Times, the BBC, Stuff, and BA High Life Magazine. Premium wireless earbuds are his passion but he's also keen on car tech and in-car audio systems and can often be found cruising the countryside testing the latest set-ups. In his spare time Andy is a keen golfer and gamer.