Some sound systems are just screaming out to be shared. Harman Kardon says that the new Omni Bar is a perfect stand-alone solution for one room, but there’s also the option to get it streaming as part of a whole-house audio system.
The Omni Bar is a 2.1-channel wireless sound system that includes a soundbar and a matching subwoofer. That sub is wireless, with the ability to be placed on the included floor stand, mounted on the wall behind a TV, or even hidden under a sofa or chair. The entire setup is designed to be the perfect complement to your flat-screen TV, but since it’s part of Harman Kardon’s Wireless HD Audio lineup, it can stream high-definition audio via WiFi to other rooms in the house.
In addition to the WiFi support, the Omni Bar also has Bluetooth so you can stream music straight to this wireless sound system from any connected smartphone, tablet or other compatible device. You’re going to want one of those portables on hand anyway, since the Omni Bar can be controlled and configured using the free Harman Kardon Controller App.
The Omni Bar also supports 24-bit/96kHz HD audio streaming, as well as HDMI, optical and 3.5mm mini jack connections. It even has one-button LINK control, which is a nice perk for the aforementioned whole-house setup, allowing users to synchronize speakers or have music follow you from one room to another, all at the touch of a button.
“The Harman Kardon Omni Bar takes ‘flexible’ to uncharted heights in enhancing the home audio experience,” said Michael Mauser, president of Harman lifestyle. “This product places more choices in the hands of the user when it comes to which speaker streams music or television. The beauty of it is that this power and versatility are contained within a single product.”
Harman Kardon will start shipping the Omni Bar wireless sound system sometime this summer, with an MSRP of $799.
Do you need a soundbar or a sound base? Learn about both here.
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