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Harman-Kardon SB 30

Harman-Kardon SB 30
alaScore 89

87 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 reviews of Harman-Kardon SB 30. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Harman-Kardon SB 30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 user reviews of Harman-Kardon SB 30 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on

77% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Harman Kardon SB 30 5.1 Soundbar and Wireless SubwooferHarman Kardon SB 30 5.1 Soundbar and Wireless Subwoofer

May, 2018

Expert review by : Jamie Lendino (

Harman Kardon SB 30


The Harman Kardon SB 30 soundbar isn't the loudest system we've tested, but it strikes a solid balance between home theater dynamics and smooth, natural music playback.

Clear, crisp sound. Impressive imaging, at least in the front soundstage. Surprisingly good stereo music performance.

Bass, while fast and tight, could use a little more power for movies. No LCD or on-screen menu. No HDMI ports. Remote is a little basic for the price.

Performance and Conclusions Inside the main speaker enclosure are 13 separate drivers—six 2-inch midrange cones and seven 1-inch dome tweeters. There's also an 11-channel amplifier; four channels deliver 40 watts each, while the other seven deliver 10...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Harman Kardon SB30


Harman's sumptuous soundbar delivers sonics to die for

Beautiful build quality, Alluring gloss black styling, Polished, powerful sound quality

Inelegant adhesive pads for table-top mounting, Fiddly remote and rudimentary operating system, No HDMI switching or HD audio

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Harman-Kardon SB30 review


Limited tech spec, but a capable soundbar nonetheless

Shiny good looks ; wireless subwoofer ; spacious, detailed and dynamic sound

Obvious rivals have HDMI switching

A little more limited than we’d like, but a good alternative to a full-on home cinema system nevertheless

Jun, 2012

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by : EISA (

European HT Soundbar 2012-2013


With its SB30, Harman Kardon takes a big stride towards a grand home cinema experience. Key to the success of this soundbar and sub combination is its ‘Harman Wave Surround' technology, a marriage of no fewer than six small midrange drivers, seven...

Sep, 2012

Product Specifications


Audio decoders:Dolby Digital,DTS
Audio output channels:5.1
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital, DTS
Game mode: Yes

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:230
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):230
Power Source:AC
USB powered: No

Other Features

Soundbar dimensions (WxDxH):45.7 x 3.15 x 3.94
Subwoofer dimensions (WxDxH):10.5 x 10.5 x 13.9

Packaging Content

Cables included:AUX

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Digital audio coaxial in:1
Digital audio optical in:1
Wireless technologies:Wired & Wireless


AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:230
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):230
Power Source:AC
USB powered:N


FM radio: No


Receiver included: No

Soundbar speaker

Number of tweeter drivers:7
Number of woofer drivers:6
Soundbar speaker RMS power:230
Tweeter diameter:1
Tweeter Size:1
Woofer Diameter:1.97
Woofer diameter (imperial):2
Woofer Size:2


Bass reflex: Yes
Subwoofer frequency range:40 - 160
Subwoofer included: Yes
Subwoofer RMS power:100
Subwoofer type:Active
Wireless subwoofer: Yes

Technical Details

Apple docking compatibility: No
Color of product:Black
Docking connector type:Not supported
Frequency range:40 - 20000
Recommended usage:Home theatre
Wall mountable: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Soundbar weight:8.38
Subwoofer weight:19.2