The compact, “half” size (21.5 cm front) produces a solid 200 watts per channel when used with 4 ohm speakers. The amplifying part of Citation Streaming operates in class D. The circuit uses Harman Kardon Digital Loop technology, which, according to its creators, corrects errors and anomalies typical for digital amplifiers.
In addition, Citation Streaming has a built-in equalizer. The amplifier can also go into mono mode – it provides volume limiting, added a subwoofer output and a stereo line output.
As the name suggests, the Citation Streaming is equipped with a streaming module that can be wired and wirelessly connected to the network. As a result, the new product is ready to provide access to over 300 music streaming services via built-in Chromecast and AirPlay.
The Bluetooth 4.2 module will allow you to broadcast music from mobile gadgets to Citation Streaming. The presence of HDMI ARC will provide power and volume control of the amplifier directly from the remote control of the connected TV. Alternatively, digital coaxial and optical as well as analog RCA inputs can be used.
Plus, Harman Kardon Citation Streaming is ready to be part of a smart home powered by Control4 and Crestron home automation systems. At the same time, the design of the novelty, according to the developers, is extremely neutral.
Harman Kardon Citation Streaming is due to hit the market by the end of October and will be priced at 550 euro in Europe.