Krell Industries has revealed that the 2014 Acura RLX will offer a premium audio system produced in collaboration with Krell.
To insure that the system had the power and range to meet the demanding needs of the automotive environment, Acura embraced Krell Industries’ philosophy of musical detail, three-dimensional sound presentation, and extreme volume capability, according to the company.
“We’ve been in business for more than 30 years; we’re well known for making the highest-performance audio products for the home and we are excited to bring our sound quality to the automotive environment,” said Krell Industries president, Bill McKiegan. “Every aspect of the system’s design was dissected and optimized to achieve a system that is sonically breathtaking.”
The system’s most important main amplifier channels feature the same robust, high quality bipolar power transistors used in flagship Krell home amplifiers. The result is an amplifier that has less distortion, Krell says, and power and headroom to meet the obstacles that the road will throw in its way.
The system’s tweeters are composed of lightweight magnesium cones that create musical detail and extended high frequencies without any trace of harshness. The speakers employ metal grilles that are inherently stronger than the plastics used for most car audio systems. With this strength, the grille can have more open area without compromising its integrity or sound performance.
The system’s six mid bass drivers are made from Zylon, the world’s strongest super fiber. This very rigid material is perfect for speaker manufacturing, according to Krell. Zylon responds very quickly to a musical input, and stops moving when the musical signal stops. Polypropylene cones, which are used in the vast majority of car audio speakers, continue moving well after the music stops. With less unwanted vibration, the sound quality is much cleaner and more detailed with Zylon based speakers.
Rounding out the speaker complement is a potent carbon fiber composite subwoofer. The dedicated 100 Watt subwoofer amplifier insures that low frequency music is reproduced cleanly and with substantial impact.
“The 2014 Acura RLX features a new premium audio system that’s been developed by Acura in conjunction with Krell Industries. The new Krell Audio system delivers a musical experience full of rich detail, three-dimensional imaging and striking dynamics. This system sets the bar for performance audio in the automotive world,” said Jeff Conrad, vice president and general manager of Acura sales.
The 2014 Acura RLX will be on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show, November 28 – December 9, 2012, held annually at the Los Angeles Convention Center.