Harman Kardon Citation MultiBeam 700
What Hi-Fi|January 2021
On its own, this soundbar isn’t perfect, but it makes a pretty good addition to your multi-room set-up

Whenever we listen to a multi-room product, we want class-leading sound, of course, but almost as important is that its audio performance matches the DNA of its family members.

So in a way, though the Harman Kardon Citation MultiBeam 700 is one star short of a full complement, this is actually the perfect result. It fits seamlessly into a strong line-up of speakers, allowing Citation fans who want to match up their music and TV sound to buy with supreme confidence.

A feature-laden soundbar

Not that the MultiBeam is a product only for those already committed to the Citation Ecosystem. This is an extremely competent and feature-laden soundbar in its own right. The fact it stayed plugged in to our TV for so long after testing is testament to that.

So, what do you get for your money? The MultiBeam is the smaller and cheaper of two Citation soundbars, but that doesn’t mean it is lacking in features. The headline is its surround sound technology. Using drivers at each end of the soundbar, as well as those facing straight at the listener, the Citation MultiBeam achieves a 5.1 effect seeking to envelop you in sound without the need for multiple speakers.

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