Aura Studio 3: Harman Kardon launches a new version of its light speaker
Two and a half years after the Aura Studio 2 , Harman Kardon is quietly renewing one of its emblematic models. The manufacturer’s light enclosure returns with a slightly redesigned design and greater sound claims.
Harman Kardon has not taken many risks for this third version of the Aura Studio. The brand retains a large part of the elements that make the originality of its sedentary enclosure: an imposing transparent plastic part, light effects and a base covered with fabric concealing the reproduction system. On this model 3, the tubular part and the central “cylinder” give way to another equally futuristic design, in the form of a wave or wave. If we rely on the visuals shared by the manufacturer, the plastic seems a little more opaque and the fabric opts for an anthracite gray color.
No drastic changes in terms of connectivity and user experience, however. Admittedly, the Aura Studio 3 is a “wireless” speaker, but it still only offers connection via Bluetooth (version 4.2 on this new model, no Wi-Fi and connected functions). We hope that the multipoint connection is still relevant. The mini-jack input is still part of the wired connection. If we believe the data sheet of the Aura Studio 3, this model would probably be able to offer better sound performance with the same promise of “exceptional sound on 360 °” . Hopefully this is really the case this time.
Here are the technical sound details shared by Harman Kardon.
- Six 40mm speakers (mid / high) + one 130mm speaker
- Frequency response: 45 Hz to 20 kHz (-6 dB)
- Nominal power: 130 W RMS (2 x 15 W + 1 x 100 W)
- Signal to noise ratio: 80 dB
The Aura Studio 3 is already available at a price of € 299, the same launch price as the Aura Studio 2 .