Demonstrating the company’s ability to bring to bear the power of its automotive, professional, and consumer divisions, Harman is showcasing its first automotive expression of GreenEdge technology at CEDIA 2010 in the 2012 Lexus LFA.
The $375,000 supercar features a Mark Levinson 12-speaker premium surround sound system powered by a 1,002-watt, 12-channel Mark Levinson amplifier, and will be on display at Harman booth number 3972 during CEDIA EXPO 2010.
The 2012 LFA’s audio system is comprised of large 7 x 10 inch extended-range woofers with ultra-rigid carbon-fiber cones, high-efficiency, low-directivity compression horn loaded tweeters, and directivity controlled 3.5 in. midrange speakers in their own sealed enclosures and is powered with the same proprietary, patented technology found in Harman’s professional-grade amplifiers and Lexicon’s new DD-8 multi-room amplifier.
The eco-friendly technology effectively reduces power consumption and heat generation while simultaneously delivering up to 1,002 watts of total power with natural dynamics and spatial imaging, according to the company.
“We wanted to do something at this year’s show that really emphasized our dedication to performance and style and distinguished us in the home audio space,” stated Jim Garrett, market manager, Harman High Performance A/V. “The Lexus LFA allows us to do exactly that. With the Mark Levinson system in the vehicle, the LFA delivers an extraordinary performance, and because it is powered with the same amplifier technology that’s found in our new Lexicon DD-8, it provides the perfect opportunity to experience this technology in a unique fashion.”
The extreme performance of the 552-horsepower LFA presented some unique challenges to Mark Levinson audio engineers including the demand for amplification that was small, cool, and lightweight yet tremendously powerful and efficient. Those same attributes translate nicely to the home in products that take up less space and generate less heat while still delivering audiophile-grade sound quality with significantly reduced power consumption.