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Harman Kardon Premium Surround Sound in the BMW 1 Series

Perfect Entertainment in the Compact Class

Equipped with the Harman Kardon® Logic 7® surround sound system, BMW 1 Series models deliver impressively pristine, hi-fidelity sound. Thanks to the intensive cooperation between Harman Kardon and BMW during the design phase, acoustics experts have developed tailor-made solutions for each model. For the sound tuning in the BMW 1 Series, Harman Kardon uses the AuraVox fully automatic equalizing system that adjusts hundreds of parameters via computer. In combination with the subsequent manual fine tuning carried out by acoustic experts, it was possible to substantially improve the overall performance of the system.

The result is impressive - up to twelve high-performance speakers and the powerful DSP multichannel amplifier offer passengers in all seating positions a unique, three-dimensional sound experience.

Unmatched Surround Sound Thanks to Logic 7 Technology

High-quality, carefully combined technical components and the Logic 7 technology of the Harman Kardon Surround Sound System form the basis for the high-fidelity sound experience in BMW 1 series models.

The new BMW 1 Series 5-door is equipped with twelve high-performance speakers. Three metal matrix tweeters have been integrated into the triangular sections at the base of the exterior mirrors, as well as the dashboard, which is also home to one ALumaprene mid-range speaker. Two metal matrix tweeters and ALumaprene mid-range speakers have been built into the C-pillars in the rear and base of the parcel shelf. Two large woofers beneath the driver and passenger seats deliver a powerful bass.

The sound specialists packaged the Harman Kardon Logic 7 DSP amplifier with a peak output of 360 watts on its side in the rear of the car, thus retaining the full surface area of the luggage compartment.

The BMW 1 Series Coupe and 3-door model have two metal matrix tweeters in the mirror triangles at the front, metal matrix mid-range speakers in the front door and a woofer beneath both the driver and passenger seats. Two metal matrix mid-range speakers and two further metal matrix tweeters in the base of the parcel shelf behind the rear outer seats deliver a warm, natural sound. Due to the different bodyshell structure in the cabriolet, Harman Kardon experts positioned the sound transformers in the rear seat area within the rear side trim.

The powerful 300 watts Logic 7 DSP amplifier was placed by Harman Kardon's specialists in the rear of the car, without impacting the usable surface area.

Optimal Sound Tuning with AuraVox

For the sound tuning for the BMW 1 Series, Harman Kardon uses the AuraVox fully automatic equalizing system. It evaluates hundreds of parameters and automatically generates the appropriate filter, corrects running time differences and regulates in advance the optimum volume level of the individual channels. In combination with the individual fine-tuning carried out by tuning engineers, the result is an authentic sound experience that fulfills the high quality standards set by Harman Kardon.

* Car models may be subject to availability in certain countries

Benefits at a Glance

CUSTOMIZED: Every detail of the Harman Kardon® audio system is precisely tuned to the interior of the respective BMW 1 Series model.

POWERFUL: Multi-channel DSP amplifier with up to 360 watts maximizes the fun factor.

DYNAMIC AND BALANCED: Up to 12 high-performance speakers ensure precise dynamics and excellent sound balance.

360° MUSICAL PLEASURE: Leading-edge multi-channel surround sound technology transforms stereo recordings into an exhilarating surround sound experience for all passengers, in both front and rear seats.

AUTHENTIC AND UNCOMPROMISING: Instruments and voices are reproduced with an impressive richness and precision delivering an unparalleled enjoyment – as atmospheric and faithful as a live performance.

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