HARMAN unveil four new developments at Geneva Motor Show
HARMAN International Industries, embraced the Geneva Motorshow and presented their newest instalments in the luxury automotive audio sector including the highly anticipated Aston Martin DB11. The technologies unveiled include the latest HARMAN audio systems from JBL, Harman Kardon, Bang & Olufsen and Bowers & Wilkins, as well as key technologies such as Clari-Fi, and QuantumLogic Surround.
Aston Martin DB11 with Bang & Olufsen
The new Aston Martin DB11 provides its passengers with an outstanding sound experience courtesy of Bang & Olufsen. The Bang & Olufsen BeoSound DB11 features 13 fully active loudspeakers in closed cabinets, including two front tweeters with moving Acoustic Lens Technology and a 13-channel BeoCore amplifier with ICEpower technology for a total system power of 1,000 watts. Among the sound features are Automatic Volume Control and different sound modes.
Audi Q2 sound powered by Bang & Olufsen
HARMAN is bringing premium Bang & Olufsen sound to the smallest premium crossover in the market. The system features 14 active loudspeakers, a 15-channel amplifier with Class D technology, MOST150, microphone input, scalable DSP power, 5.1 surround sound and 750 watts of total power output. Speaker grilles with a specific Dynamic Lines Design follow the design line of the interior and include anodized aluminium details and logos, LED lighting and visibility from the interior and exterior of the vehicle.
Harman Kardon or Bowers & Wilkins: Maserati Levante offers choice
Buyers of the new Maserati Levante can choose between two premium & high premium HARMAN audio systems. The Harman Kardon system features 14 loudspeakers, a 12-channel Class D amplifier with 900 watts and speed-sensitive volume adjustment.
The Bowers & Wilkins system offers 17 loudspeakers made from advanced materials such as aluminum and Kevlar and a 16-channel Class D amplifier with 1,280 watts of power. In addition, the B&W system features QuantumLogic Surround, carbon-fibre Rohacell drivers and Clari-Fi music restoration technology.
Bowers & Wilkins drives sound in new Volvo cars
The new Volvo V90 estate and the S90 sedan feature a premium Bowers & Wilkins sound system including tweeter-on-top technology to optimize sound and maintain audio dimension within the cabin. Moreover the system integrates several unique transducer technologies for which Bowers & Wilkins is well-known, including iconic NautilusTM tweeters, Kevlar cones and long-throw woofers. These combine with HARMAN’s next-generation QuantumLogic Surround Sound processing to provide an immersive, multi-dimensional 7.1 surround sound experience from any music source.
HARMAN Summit and Voyager Drive revolutionary in-car audio solutions
Shown for the first time in Europe at Geneva Motor Show, are HARMAN’s latest revolutionary smart in-car audio solutions. The Summit Car Audio solution, a new modular, automotive hardware and connected software platform, offers HARMAN’s highest level of acoustic performance coupled with cutting edge expandable features. Voyager Drive is a unique lifestyle audio system that pops into and out of the vehicle dashboard to seamlessly follow consumers from their car, to the house, the beach, campsite, or anywhere else their journey may take them.