Harman/Kardon

Adapt

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The Harman Kardon Adapt is a wireless, truly HD audio adaptor. It updates your existing Hi-Fi equipment with pure, crisp sound thanks to Harman’s expertise in audio technology. Enjoy your favorite music anywhere in your home through the smart Harman Kardon app or your favorite apps via Bluetooth. Wireless music made easy.
At a Glance:
  • App Control and set up
  • HD Audio Streaming
  • Re-stream Bluetooth or mini jack input
  • Multi-Channel Surround Sound
  • Link Button Speaker Control
  • One Touch Follow Me Audio
  • Listen to different music in each room
  • Wireless audio in every room
  • Works with any of your favorite music apps
What's in the box:
  • Safety & Warranty Sheet
  • Adapt Wireless HD Stereo Adaptor
  • Quick-start guide
  • USB power supply
  • Regional power pin(s)
The Harman Kardon Adapt is a wireless, truly HD audio stereo adaptor. It updates your existing Hi-Fi gear with pure, crisp sound thanks to Harman’s expertise in audio technology. Now the music doesn’t stop no matter where you are in your home. Simply set up multiple speakers or adaptors and enjoy wireless room filling sound at the touch of a button. Play different music in different rooms or stream the same song throughout your house with party mode. Our app and Bluetooth capability let you access any music from your phone or your favorite apps seamlessly.
Product Features:
  • Wireless audio in every room
    Seamlessly stream your favorite music to all Harman Kardon wireless HD audio products in your house.
  • Listen to different music in each room
    Stream your favorite classical music to one room while streaming rock to another. Multiple streams keep everyone happy.
  • One Touch Follow Me Audio
    Walk from one room to another and your favorite music will follow at the touch of a button.
  • App Control and set up
    Use the Harman Kardon app to stream your favorite music anywhere in your home. Control and configure your HD audio system wirelessly via the app with no cable connection required.
  • Link Button Speaker Control
    Start a party and jump right in! When multiple songs are playing wirelessly, one button press cycles through them all so you can pick your favorite. One long press of the button starts party mode with every speaker playing back the same music. Room to room control made easy without the need to use your phone or tablet.
  • HD Audio Streaming
    Unlike other wireless streaming systems, the Harman Kardon Adapt supports 24bit / 96kHz Studio Quality HD audio streaming. Enjoy a superior audio experience, higher resolution than from a CD.
  • Works with any of your favorite music apps
    More music, more flexibility, more fun . With this feature, any app (for example iTunes Radio or Spotify) is part of the Harman Kardon whole home audio experience. Use Bluetooth and the Adapt will re-stream your music to other speakers in the house.
  • Multi-Channel Surround Sound
    Group speakers together for an immersive same room wireless sound experience. A pair of Harman Kardon Adapt can be used as part of a stereo or multi-channel speaker system.
  • Re-stream Bluetooth or mini jack input
    Connect your TV, iPod, DVD or anything via Bluetooth or a 3.5mm mini-jack to your Adapt and the speaker will automatically translate the signal to Wi-Fi and stream its sound all over your house for a truly flexible whole home audio experience.
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Device Compatibility:
Bluetooth
General Specifications:
Output Voltage
>1Vrms
Bluetooth Transmitter Frequency Range
2402 – 2480MHz
Bluetooth Transmitter Power
<4dBm
Bluetooth Transmitter Modulation
GFSK, 3.14/4 DQPSK, 8DPSK
2.4G Wi-Fi Transmitter Frequency Range
2412 – 2472MHz
2.4G Wi-Fi Transmitter Power
<20dBm (EIRP)
2.4G Wi-Fi Modulation
OFDM, DSSS, DBPSK, DQPSK, CCK,
2.4G Wi-Fi Network Compatibility
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Weight (g)
121
Power consumption in sleep mode
<3 Watts/Hour
Note - The HK Omni Adapt is intended to be used for streaming music via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technology. This product is designed to be instantly on and ready to play music at a moment's notice. The HK Omni Adapt is in compliance with the European Union energy legislation. It will enter into sleep mode (networked standby) after 10 minutes without operation, after which it can be re-activated via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.
Dimensions:
Width (mm)
118
Width (in)
4-5/8
Depth (mm)
86
Depth (in)
3-3/8
Height (mm)
30
Height (in)
1-3/16
Adapt is rated 1.9 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Obvious Design Oversights This was a Christmas gift. I was initially confident that I could make this work, but some of its design oversights are so obvious that it is a burden to use. First obvious issue is that is the power cord is too short, three feet long. Next, although it is supposed to connect with a stereo, it only has 1/8" inputs rather than RCs. Third, despite the fact that this item was released in September, its app has practically no functionality at all. Doesn't allow you to select inputs from the app; app isn't compatible with Spotify, Google play, Pandora, DNLA, or other media servers; isn't powered and won't drive unpowered speakers-despite its vague claims; and doesn't have a DAC so any analog sources sound empty. I am planning on returning it.
Date published: 2014-12-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from adapt harman kardon. sorry but I am not use to write reviews but you must think about this before buying an adapt. The bluetooth on a 8 mt. range directly no obstructuction, has a lot of disconnection. WIFI works fine but. There is not compatibility with my mac, Spotify, air drop or apple music. I am disappointed, not only for the deficient bluetooth. But the software compatibility. I hope harman (witch I own a beautiful AVR receiver) will consider a serious software actualization for wifi use. (add mac availability, not only tablet or phone) I would not recommend this product until software actualization . sorry.
Date published: 2015-08-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Would not stay connected I was really unhappy with the Adapt and returned it. The setup isn't complicated but every time it lost the network signal I had to set it up again. It lost the signal five times in one afternoon. Setting it up requires pressing reset on the Adapt and slogging through the HK app. Like a lot of other people I found the app to be pretty clunky and limited. Not what you'd expect from Harman Kardon. I set the Adapt up about 12 feet from my wireless router with no walls in between, it should not be loosing the signal when my Apple TV box is twice as far and it works great.
Date published: 2014-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not perfect but not as bad as some say My setup: Yamaha receiver, Omni 20 and Adapt. This is an early review having only received the Omni products today. I am giving it four stars because I could not do 3.5 and felt the other criticism a bit harsh and wanted to balance things a little. Also, the Omni20 does sound really good - way better than most other Bluetooth speakers by far. For me, a three star product needs to meet certain criteria: advertised functionality works, is reasonably intuitive to use and I can understand the philosophy behind the design approach. The Omni and Controller app meet all these criteria to various degrees and in addition has some other compelling good points. When I bought this setup, I was looking for three things: 1) Cheaper than Sonos 2) Be able to stream music from CD player out to all other Omni products 3) Be able to link one Omni product to iPad Bluetooth and then have it restreamed everywhere. I have successfully tested all three of these and given the complexity involved with doing this I am actually quite pleased. The Party Mode and Link is really cool. I love the volume controller that lets you tweak the volumes in various rooms on a single dashboard. Let me give the bad points now: -The controller app needs better instructions on usability. Any idea what the home icon does? I have no clue and can't find it documented anywhere. I am partially blind in one eye so maybe it's fine print? :) -Searching for music on your system. I have been struggling with this all night. Some songs play and others come up with a useless message saying they can not be played. -The app needs a simple mute button which can be found quickly. Some final thoughts I have are, I suggest having some patience with the app when it searches for products and is doing the background setup. HK appears to be on the right track here. Hopefully newer versions of the app will be easier to use. I am hoping to come back in a few weeks and give an even more favorable follow up review. I want this system to work. Sonos, while a good product, is ridiculously overpriced in my opinion.
Date published: 2015-11-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good individual components, poor system I bought an Adapt, an Omni 10 and 20 to try the system out. The conclusion so far is that the sound quality from the 10 is great, 20 slightly little less so, and that the Adapt doesn't integrate well in the setup. The Omni 20 plays a bit more undetailed and my feeling is that the 10 actually plays the lower frequency better. Both play however well and the design of especially the 10 is great. The HK Controller app is a poor experience, limited support for music services - Deezer is the only one currently - and linking the units together doesn't work if you stream the music from a phone to one of the units using Bluetooth. Here there must be improvements made; added music services (Spotify, Groovshark, Google Play Music,...), added functionality (possibility to play music stored on a NAS for example) and improved stability. I have used the HK controller on an Android device (Sony Xperia Z3).
Date published: 2014-12-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It takes some fiddling I have been using Airplay for some years now and I wanted to update the system to something that would allow me to stream to multiple speakers from my mobile. I bought 3 adapt and an Omni 20, it's been almost a month and I'm still trying to figure out the sytem, I set it up and worked fine , then it started to cut off (that has been the standard) I decided to reset the whole thing last weekend and it has been working fine since. It is a shame the app is not useful since it doesn't support Pandora , Spotify or even Itunes Match or Radio and the featured radio stations I find them substandard. Something you need to keep in mind, anytime you reset your router or the system, the volume of the adapt goes all the way up so you can burn the speakers connected to it, it does not happen with the Omni 20.
Date published: 2015-01-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Good sound quality, Bad system. I bought two of OMNI 10 and two of OMNI 20 to use in my cafe. OMIN will give you a quality of sound for both 10 & 20. However, it's so annoying that all speakers always loss their signal and you will find difficulty to reconnect it again and It happened everyday !!!! 4-5 times a day, and this is in a cafe with customers. Sometimes 1 speaker disappear somethings 2 speakers disappear. OMG !!! I'm so sick of this. Application also not support Apple Music. If company still cannot fix the issue, don't buy it.
Date published: 2016-02-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Drops connection, limited connectivity to reciever I have been using the Adapt and an Omni 10 pair for about a week now. The setup was fairly easy but took a couple of tries to take. I can get the bluetooth function to work with the Omni 10s, sometimes, and stream music very slowly, but the adapt (wired to an input jack on a receiver) does not seem to work under bluetooth. When streaming through the Adapt, it requires excessive volume control on the receiver to get a tolerable volume output. For the money, and HK reputation, there should be a higher fidelity option to connect the Adapt to a receiver (HDMI, optical). I can get them all working together with the app but it is very limited in function and drops connection with frustrating regularity. This droppage is in the same area I have been using both wifi and bluetooth with uninterrupted reliability on other devices and apps. Reading the product promo info, one might think that you can stream anything to this system. So far, not so much. With the app, streaming selection is slim and as far as I have been able to determine, 3rd party apps are only streamable through the poor bluetooth performance. The Omni 10 sound is good but my frustration with this inflexible system spoils my experience.
Date published: 2014-12-18
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Do i need this adapt to connect wirelessly using the control app to an Omni 10?

Asked by: tdev
No, you do not need this to connect to the APP. The ADAPT is basically the OMNI 10 without the speaker. In other words, if you have a stereo system in your room that you want to hear music through via your phone, you can connect the ADAPT to your stereo system, and then send the music from the APP to the ADAPT, which would then play through your stereo system.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2016-06-29

Can this be used with my Sansusi receiver?

Asked by: Vern
Hello and thank you for the inquiry. Yes. The receiver would require auxiliary or rca input/output connections. Best Regards.
Answered by: Zoltan
Date published: 2016-03-23

How can I connect &amp; play music via WiFi from my desktop PC to this device? Does the wireless play function work in setups w/ longer distances between the audio source and the HK Adapt (similar to AirPlay)?

Asked by: derjakater
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