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This slick Harman Kardon Citation Atmos soundbar is a home cinema powerhouse

The Harman Kardon Citation MB11000 soundbar is partnered with a subwoofer in this minimalistic apartment

Harman Kardon aims to tempt buyers looking for a premium soundbar with its new MultiBeam 1100. Part of the brand’s technologically advanced Citation audio range, the single-piece Dolby Atmos sound system is suitable for larger screens (65-inches) and features 11 channels of sound.

The result, it says, is a more immersive home entertainment listening experience with movies, games and music.

Included in the extensive array are two Dolby Enabled up-firing drivers to deliver height information, with the rest assigned room filling duties.

The Citation flagship supports Alexa Multi-Room Music, so it can be used with compatible Alexa components to create a whole home audio system…

All 11 drivers in the Harman Kardon MB 1100 soundbar are revealed in this cutaway image
A look inside the Harman Kardon MultiBeam 1100 soundbar

The Citation flagship supports Alexa Multi-Room Music (MRM), so it can be used with other compatible Alexa MRM components to create a whole home audio system, and has Chromecast built-in. It also works with Apple Airplay.

The TV connection is via HDMI eARC. To aid with dialogue clarity issues, there’s PureVoice technology available, which emphasises dialogue at any volume. A simple home calibration system is used to optimise performance.

Can I upgrade a Harman Kardon Multibeam 100 soundbar?

While the Citation MultiBeam 1100 ships as a single bar, users can partner it with optional Citation components like the Sub or Sub S subwoofers and Citation surround speakers, effectively creating a 5.1.2 channel system.

To help blend in with your interior decor, the Harman Kardon MultiBeam 1100 is available with either a Grey or Black real-wool fabric grille from Kvadrat.

The Harman Kardon Citation MultiBeam 1100 sells for £799.99. For more visit harmankardon.co.uk

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About Steve May

Creator of Home Cinema Choice magazine, and editor of The Luxe Review, Steve muses and reviews for Trusted Reviews, T3, Yahoo UK, Home Cinema Choice, Games Radar, Ideal Home, Louder Sounds, Channel News and Boat International. He’s also the editor of professional home cinema website Inside CI. He's on Twitter and Instagram as @SteveMay_UK

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