HARMAN is a company who are known for their emphasis on bringing quality to the forefront of their audio products and services and at CES this week, the company has already made a number of announcements. In terms of their AKG branded products, HARMAN has today announced the latest addition to their Quincy Jones Signature Collection in the form of the AKG Q200. A speaker system which comes boasting a luxury wood finish and one which comes with an emphasis on connecting wirelessly. Not to mention, it is a powerful system too, as it one which makes use of six speakers which are driven by a combined amplifier output of 300-watts.
The AKG Q200 is designed to be a one-stop solution to all of your music needs. So regardless of whether you are connecting to the AKG Q200 via an analogue or digital connection, the AKG Q200 has you covered. In terms of analogue, we are looking at standard RCA phono inputs, along with the ability to connect through an optical port. Moving to the wireless side of things and the AKG Q200 is able to connect to various sources though DLNA, AirPlay and also through Bluetooth. As a result, you will be able to wirelessly connect to the AKG Q200 using any Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or tablet and make use of all of your favorite streaming services.
Speaking of which, the AKG Q200 also comes with Spotify Connect technology built-in and as a result, will be able to receive audio directly over Wi-Fi from smartphones enabled with the Spotify Connect app. That is, without the need for additional software, hardware or connections being made. Following on from this and the use of connected devices seems to be the route which HARMAN is taking with the AKG Q200, as the company does state that the on-board physical controls are "minimal by design", with the use of your smartphone or tablet as the primary source of control being the preference. At present, HARMAN has yet to confirm availability or region-specific pricing, however, this will not be a cheap unit with the MSRP confirmed by HARMAN as $1,499.