Harman Kardon Nova Wireless Speakers: Emphasis On The Acoustics

Unlike your family singalongs, the Harman Kardon Nova Wireless Stereo Speaker System ($300) puts an emphasis on quality acoustics. This is a powered 2.0, stereo speaker system with performance-tuned 2.5” drivers and 1.25” tweeters that aim to deliver a richer listening experience. The passive radiator also promises extended bass response.  The Nova adapts easily to nearly any audio system, and offers both analog and optical connections as well as Wireless Bluetooth with NFC, cranking out 40 watts of power. Now just tell Aunt Connie to take it down a notch.

Harman Kardon Onyx Speaker: Black And Proud

There’s plenty of portable Bluetooth speakers out there, just like there’s plenty of, uh, screws. But the Harman Kardon Onyx ($500) is aiming to be more than an also-ran; it’s looking to seize the throne. The Onyx is boasting of best-in-class sound anytime and anywhere you need it with its 4-speaker, advanced acoustic platform, and dual passive radiators. Connect via NFC, Airplay, DLNA for Android, or the auxiliary input and you can make a strong case for (audio) black power.

Harman Kardon The Bridge IIIP

Harman Kardon symbolizes the finest in sound and design to the style conscious and discriminating audiophile. Its newest release, the Bridge IIIP, continues this tradition. As a dock for your iPhone and iPod, it transmits digital files to any Bridge-ready A/V Harman Kardon receiver. Multiple inserts are provided for various iPod models, ensuring total compatibility. While docked, the Bridge IIIP automatically charges your iPhone and iPod, keeping the party going as long as you want. Control your iPod and iPhone with the included Harman Kardon system remote control with easy-to-read, on-screen messages and entertainment track selection. Priced at $129 and available at H/K.

Harman Kardon MAS 102

Much like a stocky bulldog, the new Harman/Kardon MAS 102 packs much punch in its compact body. Two speaker cabinets with detachable grilles house powerful, 5-inch mid-bass drivers and 1-inch MMD tweeters. The MAS 102 includes a slot-loading cd player, dual USB ports, multiple digital and analog inputs and a phono input for turntables.

Surprisingly missing is built-in iPod/iPhone connectivity. Instead, you’ll need to purchase the separate Bridge III docking station. A minor omission for a stylish, H/K system.