The flagship of Samsung’s hardware portfolio, Harman Kardon, unveiled a new high-end soundbar, the Citation MultiBeam 1100, with Dolby Atmos, automatic calibration, multiple sources, and 630W of power.
The well-known Harman Kardon brand, of the Samsung group, has announced the soundbar heir to the Citation MultiBeam 700 model, or the new Citation MultiBeam 1100 which, conceived in Winter Gray or Classic colors, will arrive on the market in May, at a price of 999 euros.
Intended to challenge rivals such as the Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3, Sonos Arc and Sony’s HT-A7000, Harman Kardon’s new soundbar has a classic, tubular and oblong shape (115 x 6.5 x 13cm), resulting demanding also in terms of weight (4.6 kg). The other side of the coin is the fact that the dimensions allow it to boast a remarkable power, of 630W, with a minimum (1%) total harmonic distortion, and a frequency response with excursus between 52 Hz and 20 kHz. At this “turn”, the Cinematic soundbar allows itself the Dolby Atmos for immersive surround, thanks to a remarkable emissive array.
The chassis, behind the front with real wool grille, anti-dirt and fireproof, conceived by the Danish experts of Kvadrat, conceals 11 drivers, including two 70 mm upfiring pointing upwards, 3 25 mm tweeters, and a woofer sextet racetrack type sized at 55 x 90 millimeters: in case you are interested in better understanding the dense dialogues of a film without wanting to disturb neighbors or roommates, you can take advantage of the PureVoice function implemented with the central channel, which makes sure to always make clear the spoken at any volume level.
The new Citation MultiBeam 1100 soundbar does not lack the automatic calibration function which, once the composition of the room is recognized, and the placement of the soundbar (e.g. on the wall or on a flat surface), adjusts the sound output: if that wasn’t enough. , and if you want a 5.1.2 channel system, just add it with Citation Surround speaker or Sub subwoofer (also Sub S).
Equipped with Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi and Ethernet, ready for Apple AirPlay, Chromecast, and Alexa Multi-Room Music, the Citation MultiBeam 1100 soundbar features optical and USB ports, and an HDMI with eARC and signal management UHD @ 60fps, HLG, HDR10, Dolby Vision. The control can be done using a remote control, the touch strip display on the roof, which also allows information on the selected source to be obtained, by means of voice commands to Assistant, Siri and Alexa by having an enabled smart speaker in the same network, or with the remote control. of TV via CEC.