HARMAN continues to lead premium automotive audio through partnerships with top automotive OEMs

GENEVA INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW – HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE: HAR), the premier connected technologies company for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, is presenting its best-in-class audio technologies for some of the world’s most important automotive OEMs at 2016 Geneva Motor Show. This includes the latest HARMAN audio systems from JBL, Harman Kardon, Bang & Olufsen and Bowers & Wilkins, as well as key technologies such as Clari-Fi, which restores the rich original sound of music that gets lost during digital audio compression, QuantumLogic Surround, which recreates an authentic concert hall experience in the car by mimicking the acoustics of the original recording space and Logic 7 surround audio processing to transform normal two-channel stereo recordings into realistic, atmospheric multi-channel surround sound. With its impressive high-end solutions on display across many of the world’s top car lines, HARMAN is again cementing its standing as the global car audio technology and market leader.

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.


HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions and connected services. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. The Company’s software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 28,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $6.5 billion during the 12 months ended December 31, 2015. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.