Harman Kardon's Citation Amp packs power and streaming into a compact design

Harman Kardon's Citation Amp packs power and streaming into a compact design
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Harman Kardon has unveiled the latest addition to its Citation range. The Citation Amp is a really rather compact amplifier that packs 125 watts per channel of Class D amplification (into 8 ohms) and network streaming into its modest chassis.

You've got built-in Google Chromecast and Apple AirPlay, so you're covered whether you're an Android household or an Apple-centric family, and where physical connections are concerned there is coaxial, optical, RCA and HDMI ARC inputs in addition to line-out and subwoofer outputs. Bluetooth 4.2 is also onboard.

The Citation Amp houses Harmon Kardon's Digital Loop amplification, which aims to correct the inherent errors and distortion that occur in digital amplification.

The Citation Amp can work with other wireless speakers on the same home network, and is also compatible with home automation control systems, including both Control4 and Crestron.

In line with Harman Kardon's flagship Citation range, the Citation Amp comes with a more premium price-tag (£549, about AU$1000) and will be available by the end of the month. 


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Becky has been a full-time staff writer at What Hi-Fi? since March 2019. Prior to gaining her MA in Journalism in 2018, she freelanced as an arts critic alongside a 20-year career as a professional dancer and aerialist – any love of dance is of course tethered to a love of music. Becky has previously contributed to Stuff, FourFourTwo, This is Cabaret and The Stage. When not writing, she dances, spins in the air, drinks coffee, watches football or surfs in Cornwall with her other half – a football writer whose talent knows no bounds.