As the bigger brother of the Citation 300 (HFC 452), the 500 is the largest of the single-chassis stereo speakers with only the £2,200 stereo pair Citation Tower floor stander being above it in the range.
The Citation 500’s spec mirrors its little brother and uses Google Chromecast and Assistant to access a wide range of streaming and internet radio services to a maximum sample rate of 24-bit/96kHz (higher rates are downsampled). Harman claims that the Chromecast functionality means it has access to over 300 music services, while Google Assistant can be configured to operate with a variety of different services to suit your subscription and preferences.
It probably won’t come as much of a surprise to learn the Citation 500 has much the same strengths and weaknesses as the 300. It is able to do almost anything you might expect over a home network, but further connectivity is limited to Bluetooth.
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