Mercedes GLK-Class
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Sound with Character for the GLK-Class

The tailor-made Harman Kardon® surround sound system in the new generation of the Mercedes-Benz® GLK-Class is built to last and always a perfect performer. On city boulevards or a trip to the lake, along Alpine passes and forest tracks, the GLK-Class shows what it is made of, and that its surround sound system is just as capable as the rest of the vehicle at mastering all situations. Mighty bass tones, powerful horn sections and the fast beats of soul and funk titles are dynamically and rousingly reproduced by the Harman Kardon sound system. A live atmosphere and lifestyle go hand-in-hand.

Dynamic Surround Sound in Every Seat

The Harman Kardon surround sound system in the GLK-Class offers a total output of 510 watts courtesy of a high-performance DSP amplifier and a separate booster in the subwoofer. The high-fidelity spatial sound in the compact SUV is based on the groundbreaking discrete Logic 7® technology, which analyzes and processes 5.1 surround sound recordings, CD music and audio files from smartphones or MP3 players to create a perfect acoustic sound stage in every seat. Thanks to the discrete Logic 7 technology, surround sound information is optimally distributed to all twelve speakers in the GLK-Class, thus giving every occupant the impression of being in a considerably larger sound-filled space.

The new generation of the GLK-Class is equipped with twelve first-rate sound transducers that have been optimally integrated into the vehicle interior. Harman Kardon sound specialists have replaced the previous metal-matrix speakers with new ALumaprene systems that boast ultra-light membranes from a specially developed polymer, as well as powerful magnets and an even higher degree of efficiency as a result. The outcome is that these state-of-the-art speakers are more energy efficient, yet more dynamic.

An 80 mm ALumaprene center speaker is installed in the dashboard, while two 43 mm tweeters in the doors at the base of the exterior mirrors deliver high frequencies with crystal clarity. One 168 mm ALumaprene midrange speaker in each of the front doors reproduces warm, yet transparent music and sound. Rear seat passengers are enveloped by sound thanks to two coaxial speakers in the rear doors that combine one 43 mm tweeter and one 168 mm ALumaprene midrange speaker in a single unit. Two 80 mm ALumaprene surround speakers in the D-pillars ensure an impressive spatial feel to the reproduction of sound at all seating positions in the GLK-Class. When it comes to bass tones, the sound experience is supported by a 200 mm double voice-coil subwoofer in the rear. Together, all components deliver a sound quality of stunning character that exudes vitality under all conditions.

* 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 GLK-Class.

POWERFUL: Multi-channel DSP amplifier with 510 watts maximizes the fun factor.

DYNAMIC AND BALANCED: 12 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



12 high-performance loudspeakers with optimum position in the car.
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