Inspiring Industrial Design
Few multimedia sound systems can boast that their predecessor was part of the permanent collection at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), but that’s exactly the claim the SoundSticks III speaker system can make. Taking its older sibling’s celebrated design even further, the SoundSticks III look is cutting-edge with a modern industrial design aesthetic, elegant black accents and a luminescent white LED glow. And though the SoundSticks III system may look like a visitor from the future with its transparent speaker covers, its exceptional performance makes it a more-than-worthy encore to its pop-culture predecessor.
NextDesk Integrated Down-Firing Subwoofer
In addition to 40 watts of amplification, the Harman Kardon system also features a six-inch down-firing subwoofer mounted out of the way underneath NextDesk with a special machined acrylic plate. By aiming sound down instead of at surrounding walls, your subwoofer makes your system less susceptible to adverse room variables – giving you a consistent performance. The subwoofer also has a flared port that reduces port noise during high-volume passages. This feature helps you tailor sound levels based on your room’s specifications as well as your own listening preferences.
Touch Controls For Volume and Mute
The NextDesk Harman Kardon system makes it easy for you to interact with your subwoofer and “sticks,” offering sensitive touch controls for raising, lowering or muting the system volume. By responding to the gentle touch of your fingertip, this intuitive design feature makes your system easy to operate, and keeps this work of audio “art” in the best possible condition.
Control The Angle of your Satellite Speakers
Elegant and easy to use, Harman Kardon for NextDesk speakers are designed to fit exactly where you want them – and maybe even in a few other places. As a modern design feature that’s adaptable to your environment, the system has two angle-adjustable satellite speakers that bend from low angle to high. Gently push or pull each satellite to the desired position – and you can optimize the angle at which sound enters, and fills, the room around you.
Detachable Audio Cables Keep You Connected
Form meets function meets flexibility: That’s one of the key principles behind the Harman Kardon design. And whether you have a desktop computer or a laptop, the HK system works and plays well with others thanks to detachable audio cables, which you can easily replace if they happen to get damaged. In addition, this flexible feature also gives you the freedom to use the HK for NextDesk system with other types of input cables (not included) – ideal for connecting to a games console, DVD/Blu-ray Disc player, TV or any other device that has an analog output.
A Sound Plan for Energy-Efficiency
The HK for NextDesk speaker system is soundly engineered for full compliance with the most demanding energy-efficiency requirements. It achieves this “green” standard primarily through incorporating a convenient on/off switch, which is built into the subwoofer volume control. This way, you gain more power over your power usage while keeping your satisfaction levels high and your energy bill low.
Realistic, Room-filling Sound and Outstanding Bass Performance
Technically, the NextDesk sound system is “multimedia,” but once you hear it perform, you’ll realize it could easily become your primary audio system. With 40 watts of amplification producing rich, realistic sound, Harman Kardon for NextDesk offers strong bass output that makes all your music sound great – no matter where the audio is coming from. And with the NextDesk integrated down-firing subwoofer and amplifiers matched to the individual speakers, you can rest assured that each speaker will get exactly what it needs to deliver a consistent, optimal performance.
Connect to Virtually Any Media Device
Other than its stunning good looks, the NextDesk HK sound system offers excellent compatibility with other audio components. Thanks to its 3.5mm stereo audio connection, speakers can be used with MP3 players, portable CD players, computers and almost anything with stereo line-level outputs. By offering you this user-friendly option, the system becomes a nimble addition to your desktop, bookshelf or entertainment center, keeping your life simple with a maximum of connection options – and a bare minimum of wiring.
Fill the Room with Eight Full-Range Transducers
The Harman Kardon brand has a rich history of engineering sound with highly regarded results. The NextDesk system is no different, coming with eight full-range transducers (four in each speaker) and deftly filling your room with great sound, while increasing your power handling and audio output. With less distortion and better sound quality, HK speakers ensure that you’ll hear music or video exactly the way the composer intended.
Modern Design with Black Accents
The Harman Kardon for NextDesk series is a colorful landmark in Harman Kardon design history – and one such color you’re bound to notice on your HK speakers is: black. Designed to match perfectly with other design-driven industry heavyweights such as the Apple iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro and even the iPad, the HK system integrates several black accents into its transparent design that make it an ideal complement for computers of all shapes and sizes. Some of these accents include black connection beads, which elegantly adorn the interior of each satellite speaker, a new black ring inside the subwoofer and a new ice-white LED in the subwoofer, giving all the black accents a classy glow. As a suitable complement to the previously mentioned products as well as other electronic staples such as DVD and Blu-ray Disc players, Harman Kardon for NextDesk speakers have no shortage of design aesthetics to help them stand out from the rest.
Attractive High-Quality Audio Cables
Some manufacturers make audio cables a bare-minimum expense, which can compromise the integrity of an audio product and, potentially, the look of it. The HK for NextDesk system does no such thing. The included audio cables match the high-quality, transparent modern design of the speakers in terms of quality and visual appeal – and live just underneath the transparent speaker covers as if being showcased. Kept in place by black connection beads, these premium audio cables ensure that audio travels from source to speaker, without any sign of degradation or outside interference.