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Two next generation Harman Kardon® Soundbars Raise the Bar New soundbars combine compact design with expansive subwoofer sound and renowned Harman Kardon audio engineering

STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated, announces two new soundbar systems that feature advanced Harman Kardon engineering. The Harman Kardon Sabre SB 35 soundbar and the Harman Kardon SB 26 soundbar exceed and redefine all compact sound system expectations; boosting the audio performance of any flat TV they are connected to.

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"When developing the Harman Kardon Sabre SB 35 we wanted to make the least intrusive possible soundbar without compromising the sound performance, design and finish that Harman Kardon consumers are expecting. The soundbar shape and format is so useful. It blends right in with flat screen TVs and entertainment systems," said Michael Mauser, President of HARMAN Lifestyle. "Now, with Harman Kardon Sabre SB 35 we have achieved what we believe is the slimmest multichannel 8.1 soundbar on the market with only 1.25" depth."

The new Harman Kardon soundbars are the perfect solution for high-quality sound for home theatre, TV shows, sports, music and gaming. All in an attractive, two-piece package designed to blend in seamlessly with existing listening environments. They feature multiple HDMI inputs to easily connect with flat screen TVs or external audio, video and gaming sources. And they offer high quality Bluetooth streaming of music directly from smartphones and tablets, each system is a custom blend of perfectly matched components that work together to produce superior sound imaging without taking over the living room.

Harman Kardon soundbars are compatible with the new Harman Kardon Remote App, available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. With it, you can stream your music collection from anywhere on your network or portable device directly to the new Harman Kardon soundbars.

Harman Kardon Sabre Soundbar
The Harman Kardon Sabre SB 35 soundbar redefines what a home entertainment system should be in a modern form, function and design. With an ultra-thin, 1.25", aluminum-finished soundbar and its ultra compact companion - a wireless, powered subwoofer - the Sabre makes bulky audio equipment look and sound passe. With custom developed Harman Kardon drivers tuned to perfection and maximum processing power for the latest audio technologies, the Harman Kardon Sabre SB 35 doesn't just look the part - it sounds it as well.

  • Complete surround sound solution soundbar with 8 independent channels of performance-tuned 1.75" drivers and 1" tweeters for absolute clarity and richness
  • Powered, 100W wireless, compact subwoofer for deep, profound bass response that can be install vertically, horizontally or wall mounted
  • Ultra-thin, 32mm, aluminum soundbar for unobtrusive viewing and listening pleasure.
  • Exclusive HARMAN Wave surround-mode technology uses extremely advanced digital signal processing (Triple DSP) to deliver a realistic surround-sound experience to multiple listeners, no matter the shape and the size of the room.
  • HDMI connectivity with 3x HDMI inputs, combined with Bluetooth® wireless connectivity.
  • One HDMI output with Audio Return Channel (ARC) and CEC
  • One stereo analogue-audio input and one optical digital input
  • On-screen display for easy set-up and configuration.
  • Dolby Digital TrueHD and DTS HD Decoding
  • IR repeater. For installations in which the soundbar is blocking your television's IR receiver, insert the IR repeater into the back of your soundbar and place it in front of the IR receiver
  • Programmable soundbar that can obey your TV remote's volume, power and source commands, enabling a single remote to control your whole home theatre system
  • Harman Volume helps you maintain the same volume level - no matter what you're watching, be it a film, TV show or advertisement
  • Subwoofer level control directly from the remote control to let you achieve the best balance between the subwoofer and soundbar for a variety of different rooms

Harman Kardon SB26 Soundbar
The new Harman Kardon SB 26 is a soundbar custom engineered to usher your living space into the digital age. Its black matte design makes it the perfect, sleek companion to your flat screen television. With full HDMI connectivity, as well as Bluetooth® connectivity to Smartphones and tablets (both Android and iOS) and TV remote learning, you're never far from the future of home entertainment.

  • Wireless, 100-watt, powered subwoofer with a 250mm (10") driver in a ported enclosure
  • Soundbar includes two-way, dual-driver left and right soundbar speaker modules, each with two 75mm (3") midrange drivers and a 25mm (1") dome tweeter
  • Two HDMI inputs
  • One HDMI output with Audio return channel support (ARC)
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • One stereo analogue-audio input
  • One optical digital input
  • On Screen display (HDMI only) to let you control visually your options
  • Harman Display Surround Virtual Speaker surround mode that creates a complete surround-sound experience without any extra speakers or wires
  • Dolby Digital Decoding
  • Harman Volume helps you maintain the same volume level - no matter what you're watching, be it a film, TV show or TV commercial
  • IR repeater. For installations in which the soundbar is blocking your television's IR receiver, insert the IR repeater into the back of your soundbar and place it in front of the IR receiver
  • Subwoofer level control directly from the remote control to let you achieve the best balance between the subwoofer and soundbar for a variety of different rooms
  • Programmable soundbar that can obey your TV remote's volume, power and source commands enabling a single remote to control your whole home theater system

Pricing and availability
For additional information on the Harman Kardon Sabre SB 35 Soundbar (MSRP $999), and Harman Kardon SB26 Soundbar (MSRP $599), or to purchase, visit www.harmankardon.com

About HARMAN
HARMAN designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of infotainment and audio solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson® and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with Harman audio and infotainment systems. Harman has a workforce of about 14,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.3 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013. The company's shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol (NYSE: HAR). Please visit www.harman.com for more information.

© 2013 HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated. All rights reserved. Harman Kardon, Sabre, SB26, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson are trademarks of HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated, registered in the United States and/or other countries. The Bluetooth® word mark and logo are registered trademarks and are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated, is under license. Apple TV and iOS are trademarks or service marks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Android is a registered trademark of Google Inc. Dolby Digital is a registered trademark of Dolby Laboratories. Features, specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice.

For additional information, contact:

Christopher M. Dragon

Derrick Stembridge

HARMAN International

levin|bridge

Phone: 203-328-4203

Phone: 919-263-9006

chris.dragon@HARMAN.com

derrick@levinbridge.com

SOURCE HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated



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