Mercedes CLS-Class
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Premium Surround Sound in Premium Coupe

The high-performance Harman Kardon® Sound System in the new Mercedes-Benz® CLS meets the very highest demands for an excellent listening experience that is rich in detail from every seating position. At the heart of the bespoke audio system in the four-door luxury coupe is the high-end DSP amplifier with a total of 610 Watt. Alongside the multichannel primary amplifier with 450 Watt, there is also a separate 2 x 80 Watt booster driving the central subwoofer in the parcel shelf. In order to make the most of the high dynamic power of the bass speaker, the parcel shelf has been reinforced with a sheet steel frame in the area beneath the subwoofer. This eliminates unwanted vibration and increases the dynamics of the subwoofer.

Meticulously tuned high-tech components

Harman Kardon acoustic experts have equipped the CLS with 14 high-performance speakers. The increased amplifier output of 100 Watt compared with the previous CLS model delivers more dynamics and plentiful power reserves in the reproduction of demanding instruments and impulses. An additional 80 mm mid-range speaker in each of the front doors ensures an even more harmonious sound experience in the new model generation. The basis for the hi-fidelity, three-dimensional spatial sound is the innovative discrete Logic 7® technology from Harman Kardon. Only with this, can stereo and 5.11 surround recordings fulfill their true potential in a car. The surround information is read from the storage medium and optimally distributed in original quality through the system architecture of the CLS. The sound waves are moved away from the individual speakers to give the impression of a considerably larger space with a broad sound stage for passengers in every seating position. A key factor of the outstanding sound experience in the four-door Mercedes-Benz Coupe is also the digital DTCP encryption technology. The zero-degradation, digital transmission content protection enables high-resolution sound formats to be digitally transported from storage medium to amplifier. To put it another way - the technology eliminates the need to convert digital signals into analogue. This means that recordings in DVD Audio1, DVD Video2 or DTS® CD formats are transferred without degradation into MLP, MLP 5.1, DTS 5.1, Dolby® Digital 5.1 and PCM digital standards.

1 In conjunction with Audio 50 and COMAND system

2 In conjunction with COMAND system only

Benefits at a Glance

CUSTOMIZED: Every detail of the Harman Kardon® audio system is precisely tuned to the interior of the CLS-Class.

POWERFUL: Multi-channel DSP amplifier with 610 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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