Harman Kardon has announced a $700 dollar Google Assistant speaker this week. The speaker is called Harman Kardon Citation 500. The speaker will be presented at the IFA exhibition in Berlin and ordered in Europe from the end of September.
This is the Citation 500
Harman Kardon intends to release a new speaker with Google Assistant on board, called the Citation 500. The device will be presented at the IFA exhibition in Berlin and can be ordered in Europe from the end of September. The cost: $700 (599 euros). The speaker will soon be available in two colors: gray and black, both with a wool outer layer. With its price of almost 600 euros (converted), this is one of the most expensive Assistant speakers to date (Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 and 2 are the crown).
The Harman Kardon Citation 500 has 200 watt stereo speakers and supports hi-def audio (24 bit/96Khz). On top is an LCD color screen with which you can control the music, but thanks to the support of the Assistant you can also do that with your voice. In addition, you can play music from your smartphone and it is even possible to use the colossus as a smarthomehub, with which you control other devices in the house. Think for example of your smart thermostat or your lighting.