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MINI John Cooper Works
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Maximum performance for ambitious drivers

The MINI John Cooper Works unites thoroughbred British racing tradition with the latest technology and uncompromising performance. As an established sound partner with MINI, Harman Kardon® has developed a tailor-made audio system that underlines the unique and distinctive character of this powerful, compact model.

The close ties between Harman Kardon and MINI John Cooper Works are based on the declared goal of enhancing the sports car's driving pleasure with the ultimate in sound quality. The uncompromising sound quality is delivered by the powerful Harman Kardon DSP amplifiers in Class D technology along with ten perfectly positioned speakers, which are specifically tailored for each of the three body designs. Specially developed membrane materials transform the speakers into high-performance sound transducers. The tweeters with special metal-matrix diaphragms feature a complex sandwich structure with an aluminum core and a ceramic surface. ALumaprene diaphragms with excellent damping characteristics ensure a finely balanced frequency response function as mid-range speakers in the side panels of the doors. The low-range speakers front and back provide a rich bass tone. The new high-tech diaphragm materials are carefully chosen by the HARMAN sound engineers to provide the right balance between weight and stiffness, while optimized magnet systems ensure authentic reproduction, maximum dynamism and a crisp sound experience that perfectly complements the special feeling you get with the MINI John Cooper Works.

The Harman Kardon sound systems in all MINI John Cooper Works models feature a powerful, highly efficient 480-watt DSP amplifier in Class D technology, which handles the acoustic pressure perfectly, producing a richly detailed sound. Weighing just 1.3 kilograms, the unit is also notable for its light weight. Finally, because of its superior efficiency, the amplifier radiates minimal heat, rendering additional cooling unnecessary. This results in extremely compact dimensions of just 19.2 × 11.6 × 5.2 centimeters, thus enabling a space-saving installation behind the side paneling. Powerful bass notes, natural-sounding midrange tones, crystal-clear treble sounds and the precise reproduction of all instruments on the virtual concert platform maximize the listening pleasure for driver and passenger alike.

The uncompromising quality of the Harman Kardon sound system comes from the excellent quality of every component and the individual molding of the sound to the vehicle. Because all interior components have a dramatic impact on the sound, engineers from Harman Kardon are also involved in the early development phases of the vehicle, enabling them to determine the right position and the right type of speaker. 24 microphones and the HARMAN-developed AuraVox software are used for sound tuning. This system enables the acoustic conditions of the vehicle interior and the reflections from windows and cladding panels to be measured and evaluated. AuraVox uses the extensive measurements to create the appropriate filter for each speaker, correcting signal run-time differences from the various loudspeaker systems to the listener and regulating the volume levels and frequency response patterns of the individual channels. The final fine-tuning is performed by the HARMAN sound specialists solely using their well-trained ears. The digital signal processor (DSP) of the surround amplifier uses its high computational power to control the frequency responses for all speakers separately according to the values determined, ensuring harmonious sounds. The result is a perfect spatial sound experience from every seat.

The new Harman Kardon sound system in all three MINI John Cooper Works Edition models will enthrall drivers and passengers alike, providing powerful bass notes, natural midrange sounds and crystal-clear treble tones to every seat, while also offering maximum efficiency, more dynamism and more power.

Benefits at a Glance

Tailor-made: Every detail of the entire system is specially designed and acoustically tuned for the MINI John Cooper Works, the MINI John Cooper Works Convertible and the MINI John Cooper Works Clubman.

Powerful: The 480-watt high-performance DSP amplifier in Class D technology maximizes the fun factor.

Dynamic and balanced: 10 high-performance speakers ensure accurate music dynamics and excellent linearity.

Authentic: Innovative technologies deliver a faithful music experience with all the ambience and detail that characterize a live performance.

Acoustically optimized: Optimally positioned speakers in combination with the fully automatic AuraVox equalizing system provide thrilling listening pleasure for all passengers, in both front and rear seats.

Efficient: Pioneering technologies and materials guarantee high efficiency, quality and performance with minimum dimensions and weight.

Benefits

System

MINI John Cooper Works
MINI
10 high-performance Harman Kardon® speakers with optimum position in the car
26mm 26mm 26mm 26mm 100mm 100mm 150mm 150mm 150x230mm 150x230mm 480W

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