Mercedes CL-Class
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Perfect combination of sound and performance

The Harman Kardon® sound system for the Mercedes-Benz® CL-Class stands for superior performance and brilliant sound in this luxury-class vehicle. The discrete Logic 7® technology produces a three-dimensional sound experience from stereo and 5.1 recordings in the exclusive Coupe , exceeding the highest expectations for faithful and multifaceted audio reproduction. This sound quality is available in every seat without any need for complicated adjustment. Harman Kardon acoustic experts have used carefully selected high-end components to design a perfect system architecture that has been specially tailored to the interior of the Mercedes-Benz CL.

600-watt total system output in the luxury Coupe

The heart of the tailor-made system is Harman Kardon Logic 7 technology, which was originally developed for professional recording studios. The innovative audio-processing technology creates the faithful, fuller surround sound and makes it available in every seat in the car from any stereo or 5.1 multichannel recording. Using 15 loudspeakers, Harman Kardon acoustic experts have produced a sound platform that meets the expectations of even the most discerning hi-fi enthusiast. The Harman Kardon DSP amplifier with a total output of 600 watt also ensures optimum sound. It is equipped with a digital signal processor (DSP) that controls the frequency with its high computing capability, ensuring a harmonious sound in the vehicle interior. Speed-Sensitive Volume Adjustment (SSVA) ensures that the volume is automatically adjusted as the background noise increases. This means that the sound level of the recording always seems the same from the point of view of the passengers.

Loss-free transmission of modern formats

The audio system in the CL-Class is also equipped with DTCP encryption technology. Digital Transmission Content Protection means that all signals can be transmitted and processed en route from the sound carrier to the amplifier. In other words: The technology does away with the need to convert digital into analog signals. The result is lossless reproduction of modern multichannel formats, whether from DVD-Audio, DVD-Video or DTS® CD media. Loss in quality during transmission with high-resolution multichannel sound recordings in the MLP, MLP 5.1, DTS 5.1, Dolby® Digital 5.1 and PCM digital standards are now a thing of the past. This is a basic requirement in producing brilliant sound.

*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 CL-Class.

POWERFUL: Multi-channel DSP amplifier with 600 watts maximizes the fun factor.

DYNAMIC AND BALANCED: 15 high-performance speakers ensure precise dynamics and excellent sound balance.

360° MUSICAL PLEASURE: Leading-edge Logic 7® multi-channel surround sound technology transforms stereo and discrete 5.1 recordings into an exhilarating surround sound experience for all passengers, in both front and rear seats. Playback of DVD-Audio*, DVD-Video* and CD in the digital standards MLP 5.1*, DTS®5.1*, Dolby®Digital 5.1*, PCM and MP3** for maximum flexibility.

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.

* In conjunction with COMAND and/or Audio 50, depending on the respective Mercedes-Benz model

** Minimum 128 kbit/s


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