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Both brands share a common philosophy: striving for perfection. The decisive factors are excellent performance and quality, as well as first-class technology.

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Mercedes-Benz & Harman Kardon®:
A Perfect Match.

Every detail of the Harman Kardon audio system is precisely tuned to maximize the interior acoustics of each specific Mercedes-Benz model. Up to 14 high-performance speakers guarantee precise dynamics and excellent sound balance while the multi-channel Digital Signal Processor (DSP) amplifier with up to 830 watts maximizes the fun factor. The 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.

Car models

B-Class

PERFECT LIVE ATMOSPHERE IN THE NEW MERCEDES-BENZ B-CLASS

UNIQUE AUDIO PLEASURE IN ALL SEATING POSITIONS

The Mercedes-Benz B-Class cuts a fine figure with sporty proportions and distinctive contours. On the inside, too, the sports tourer is stylish, modern and fresh. The Harman Kardon® Logic 7® surround sound system, with its exceptional performance and uncompromising quality adds an extra dimension to the Mercedes-Benz B-Class and provides stylish entertainment of the very highest sound quality in the city, as well as on longer road trips.

Twelve high-performance speakers make every journey with the Mercedes-Benz B-Class a musical experience. The speaker configuration has been optimized and further perfected for the new bodyshell and modified spatial conditions. On board is the proven Harman Kardon high-performance DSP amplifier with Logic 7 surround audio processing. The 450-watt total system output ensures an enveloping audio experience. Speed-sensitive volume adjustment ensures consistent sound delivery regardless of road speed. The Mercedes-Benz B-Class is a concert hall on wheels, regardless of route – turning every journey into a sheer audiophile experience.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 12 Speakers
  • 450 Watts Amplifier Power
  • Logic 7® Technology

System overview

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13 ×80 mm ALumaprene speakers in the dashboard and the rear deck
24 ×43 mm dome tweeters, in the mirror sails and in the rear doors
34 ×165 mm ALumaprene low/mid-range woofers, in the front and rear doors
41 ×168 mm double voice-coil subwoofer in a closed box, rear
5Harman Kardon® high-performance DSP amplifier with 450-watt total output and Logic 7® surround audio processing
CLA

DYNAMIC SOUND FOR THE SPORTY STYLE REBELS

A MUSIC EXPERIENCE WITH LIVE ATMOSPHERE AT EVERY SEAT

For the Mercedes-Benz CLA, Harman Kardon® has developed a sound system just as expressive and powerfully dynamic as the style rebel itself. Be it rock, pop or dance, all stereo and 5.1 surround sound recordings will reach their full potential thanks to the customized Logic 7® surround sound system. Music becomes a tangible, dynamic live experience – with crystal-clear highs, expressive mids and powerful bass.

The Mercedes-Benz CLA design denotes progress and the shape of things to come, while Harman Kardon stands for innovative acoustic technologies and modern sound. Twelve highly specialized Harman Kardon speakers in combination with a powerful double voice-coil subwoofer provide an exciting, dynamic sound in the four-door coupe that gets under the skin and awakens pure joy. The sound source moves away from the original speakers, thereby providing passengers in each seat with the impression of being in a much larger space with an extensive sound stage. Four 43 mm tweeters present the high-frequency spectrum in brilliant quality, which is important for the spatial allocation of voices and instruments. Music becomes a tangible, dynamic and live experience, where a superb and natural sound is guaranteed, even at high volume levels.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 12 speakers
  • 450 Watts Amplifier Power
  • Logic 7® Technology

System overview

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11 ×80 mm ALumaprene center speaker, in the dashboard
24 ×43 mm dome tweeters, in the mirror sails and in the rear doors
34 ×165 mm ALumaprene speakers, in the front and rear doors
41 ×80 mm ALumaprene surround mid-range speaker, in the rear deck
5Speaker module with 1 x 80 mm ALumaprene surround speaker and 1 x 200 mm x 270 mm racetrack double voice-coil subwoofer, in the rear deck
6Harman Kardon® high-performance DSP amplifier with 450-watt total output and Logic 7® surround audio processing
CLS

SURROUND SOUND IN THE CLS

CAREFULLY COORDINATED HIGH-TECH COMPONENTS

The high-performance Harman Kardon® sound system meets the highest demands for a listening experience in any seat. The heart of the customized audio system in both models is the 610-watt powered high-end DSP amplifier with Logic 7® surround audio processing. With its cutting-edge technologies as well as its creativity in concept and design, Harman Kardon impressively demonstrates its innovative force.

Up to 14 high-performance loudspeakers provide room-filling dynamics and substantial power reserves in the reproduction demanding instruments and impulses together with the amplifier. The powerful multi-channel main amplifier with 450 Watts is buttressed by a 160-watt booster that drives the 200 mm x 320 mm dual voice coil subwoofer. Yet, the sound architecture is arranged differently behind the rear seats: In the Mercedes-Benz CLS, two 80 mm ALumaprene surround loudspeakers and a powerful 200 mm dual voice coil subwoofer are on the rear window shelf. They contribute to precise dynamics and the excellent sound.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 14 speakers
  • 610 watts Amplifier Power
  • Logic 7® Technology

System overview

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11 ×80 mm ALumaprene center speaker, in the dashboard
24 ×43 mm tweeters, in the mirror sails and in the rear doors
34 ×165 mm ALumaprene speakers, in the front and rear doors
42 ×80 mm ALumaprene mid-range speakers, in the front doors
51 ×80 mm ALumaprene surround mid-range speaker, in the rear deck
61 ×160 watt booster, in the rear deck
7Speaker module with 1 x 80 mm ALumaprene surround speaker and 1 x 200 mm x 320 mm double voice-coil subwoofer, in the rear deck
8Harman Kardon® high-performance DSP amplifier and booster with 610-watt total output (450-watt main amplifier + 160-watt booster) and Logic 7® surround audio processing
G-Class

THE SOUND OF INDIVIDUALITY

DISCRETE Logic 7® TECHNOLOGY DELIVERS STUNNING SURROUND SOUND

Perfection and solidity in perfect union – the premium Harman Kardon® audio system in the Mercedes-Benz G-Class guarantees an unparalleled surround sound experience even on uncompromising journeys across rough terrain. Carefully matched components were set up during development to withstand the extreme and guarantee compelling performance at all times. In demanding trials and tough test drives, materials and technologies have been relentlessly put through their paces.

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is equipped with 12 premium sound transducers made out of the latest materials, including glass-fiber and polymer membranes, which can withstand extensive fluctuations in temperature and humidity. The basis for the compelling spatial sound experience is the groundbreaking discrete Logic 7® technology, which delivers high-fidelity surround sound pleasure from stereo and 5.1 recordings at every seat. The Harman Kardon high-performance multi-channel DSP main amplifier, which brings 450 Watts to the table, is located beneath the driver’s seat and guarantees a refined and compelling sound experience for individualists – be it on shopping trips or adventurous journeys.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 12 speakers
  • 450 Watts Amplifier Power
  • Logic 7® Technology

System overview

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11 ×80 mm glass-fiber center speaker, in the dashboard
22 ×43 mm tweeters, in the mirror sails
32 ×43 mm tweeters, in the rear door
44 ×165 mm glass-fiber woofers, in the front and rear doors
42 ×80 mm ALumaprene surround speakers, rear
41 ×165 mm ALumaprene double voice-coil subwoofer, under the back seat
5Harman Kardon® high-performance DSP amplifier with 450-watt total output and Logic 7® surround audio processing
GLA

WITH SPORTINESS AND SOUND INTO FREEDOM

A SOUND SYSTEM FOR ADVENTURE LOVERS

An exceptional vehicle for adventurers always wanting to go further and an audio system for travellers who like to feel at home: With the Harman Kardon® premium surround-sound system for the GLA, your trip turns into a unique sound journey that provides a feel-good factor. The new Mercedes-Benz GLA offers ample room for entertainment, while the 12 ideally located, high-performance speakers make the interior resonate.

In the Mercedes-Benz GLA, urban sportiness and robust off-road elements are combined to form an exceptional SUV, more dynamic than a classic sport utility vehicle and more striking than a coupé. For all who love freedom and great distances, the Harman Kardon surround sound-system is the ideal companion for long, entertaining trips and an exhilarating ride.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 12 speakers
  • 450 Watts Amplifier Power
  • Logic 7® Technology

System overview

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13 ×80 mm ALumaprene speakers, in the dashboard and the rear deck
24 ×43 mm dome tweeters, in the mirror sails and the rear doors
34 ×165 mm ALumaprene speakers, in the front and rear doors
41 ×168 mm double voice-coil subwoofer in a closed box, rear
5Harman Kardon® high-performance DSP amplifier with 450-watt total output and Logic 7® surround audio processing
GLS

EXPERIENCE THE POWERFUL SOUND FOR MORE RELAXATION

LUXURY CLASS FOR THE EARS THANKS TO 14 HIGH-PERFORMANCE SPEAKERS

The 14 speakers that make up the Harman Kardon® sound system in the GLS were adapted specifically for the luxury SUV’s generous and variable interior. The output of the high-performance Class-D amplifier with Logic 7® has been raised by 220 watts to deliver an impressive overall output of 830 watts – the most powerful amplifier in the Harman Kardon lineup.

To reproduce the original recording even more precisely, the luxury SUV now has 14 instead of its previous 12 speakers. The new, highly efficient sound transducers with ultra-light ALumaprene membranes are more dynamic, yet consume less energy and combine current demands for greater sustainability with unparalleled surround-sound quality. The speakers were positioned to ensure that all occupants, in both the five and seven-seat formats, share in the richly detailed sound that completely fills the space. Regardless of the route chosen, the Harman Kardon surround-sound system delivers a relaxed atmosphere under all conditions and supreme listening pleasure on par with a live concert.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 14 speakers
  • 830 watts Amplifier Power
  • Logic 7® Technology

System overview

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11 ×100 mm ALumaprene center speaker, in the dashboard
24 ×43 mm dome tweeters, in the mirror sails and in the rear doors
32 ×168 mm woofers, in the front doors
42 ×100 mm ALumaprene mid-range speakers, in the front doors
52 ×168 mm ALumaprene mid-woofers, in the rear doors
62 ×100 mm ALumaprene surround speakers, rear
71 × 200 mm double voice-coil subwoofer in a closed box, rear
8Harman Kardon® high-performance DSP amplifier with 830-watt total output and Logic 7® surround audio processing
GLE

REFINED SOUND EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE OUTDOOR PREMIUM CLASS

CUTTING THE EDGE WITH HIGH-END SOUND TRANSFORMERS AND ENERGY-SAVING AMPLIFIER WITH INCREASED OUTPUT

The Harman Kardon® sound system in the GLE endows the comfort-oriented premium SUV with a very special tone. More amplifier performance and two additional speakers make the sound system even more dynamic. In order to deliver brilliant sound throughout the vehicle lifetime, engineers carry out extensive and demanding real-life testing. All components are tested to ensure that dust, moisture and shaking do not have any negative influence on the high-definition, spatial sound reproduction.

The Mercedes‑Benz GLE is equipped with an 830-watt high-performance Class-D amplifier and 14 partially modified sound transformers. Based on the ground-breaking discrete Logic 7® technology with its acoustic separation of sound waves and speakers, the impression created at every seating position is one of a considerably broader sound stage. Seven speakers have membranes made from ALumaprene, a specialist, extremely lightweight polymer with outstanding damping characteristics for the prevention of resonance. In combination with the high output voltage of the amplifier this allows the use of smaller cross-section supply conductors for the transducers while reducing the weight of the wiring harness and enhancing the spatial sound experience.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 14 speakers
  • 830 watts Amplifier Power
  • Logic 7® Technology

System overview

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11 ×100 mm ALumaprene center speaker, in the dashboard
24 ×43 mm dome tweeters, in the mirror sails and in the rear doors
32 ×168 mm woofers, in the front doors
42 ×100 mm ALumaprene mid-range speakers, in the front doors
52 ×168 mm ALumaprene mid-woofers, in the rear doors
62 ×100 mm ALumaprene surround speakers, rear
71 ×200 mm double voice-coil subwoofer in a closed box, rear
8Harman Kardon® high-performance DSP amplifier with 830-watt total output and Logic 7® surround audio processing
SL

SOUND REVOLUTION IN THE NEW SL

Harman Kardon® Logic 7® SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM WITH FRONTBASS

Harman Kardon and Mercedes-Benz are revolutionizing the roadster music experience with the exclusive Frontbass technology in the new SL combined with the Harman Kardon surround sound system. The world-exclusive technology enables sound performance to a level never-before attained. For the first time ever, the woofers are incorporated into the footwell in front of the driver and passenger and fixed firmly to the bulkhead of the body.

With its powerful heart – a Class-D amplifier with 600-watt output – the Harman Kardon Logic 7 surround sound system with 11 high-performance speakers and Frontbass turns the new roadster into an impressive open-air concert hall. Instead of occupying the conventional location in the doors this unique layout uses the space behind the Frontbass speakers formed by the body in white as a high-volume resonating chamber. A digital signal processor (DSP) controls ten audio channels individually in accordance with the source material, vehicle speed and roof position and corrects differences in running times arising from the varying distances of the listeners to the speakers. The result is an extremely impressive, powerful and crystal-clear sound.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 11 speakers
  • 600 watts Amplifier Power
  • Logic 7® Technology

System overview

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16 ×80 mm ALumaprene speakers, in the dashboard, in the doors and behind and between the seats
23 ×43 mm tweeters, in the dashboard and in the doors
32 ×220 mm Frontbass woofers with 150 watts each, in the footwell in front of the driver and passenger
4Harman Kardon® high-performance DSP amplifier with 600-watt total output and Logic 7® surround audio processing
SLC

PERFECT OPEN-AIR LISTENING PLEASURE

HIGH-TECH COMPONENTS FOR EXCELLENT SOUND QUALITY

Tailor-made technical components and careful acoustic tuning by the Harman Kardon® audio specialists form the basis for the authentic, detailed listening pleasure afforded in the new Mercedes‑Benz SLC. The discrete Logic 7® technology guarantees three-dimensional surround sound for every stereo and 5.1 multichannel recording to both seats, with the hardtop up or stowed.

The Mercedes‑Benz SLC features ten high-grade loudspeakers, delivering brilliant music quality. The powerful 500 watts Harman Kardon DSP amplifier is equipped with digital DTCP encryption technology that enables audio information to be transmitted without degradation via MOST® technology. Moreover, the amplifier receives a signal from the central electronics as soon as the roof is opened in order to ensure a uniform sound experience. Sound reproduction is automatically adjusted to the acoustic conditions of the open car. In addition, the new roadster offers Speed-Sensitive Volume Adjustment (SSVA). Every change in speed is forwarded to the sound system by means of a speedometer signal, so that the volume is automatically adjusted accordingly.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 10 speakers
  • 500 watts Amplifier Power
  • Logic 7® Technology

System overview

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16 ×80 mm ALumaprene speakers, in the dashboard, in the doors and the rear
22 × 43 mm dome tweeters, in the mirror sails
32 ×200 mm woofers, in the doors
4Harman Kardon® high-performance DSP amplifier with 500-watt total output and Logic 7® surround audio processing
  • TAILOR-MADE SOUND FOR EACH
    Mercedes-Benz MODEL

    The numerous technical innovations that guarantee authentic, 360-degree surround sound in every seat from normal stereo and to modern 5.1 recordings represent a significant competitive advantage and have dramatically increased the perceived value of the sound systems and the satisfaction of drivers.
     

  • TAILOR-MADE SOUND FOR EACH
    Mercedes-Benz MODEL

    Both brands share a common philosophy: striving for perfection. The decisive factors are excellent performance and quality, as well as first-class technology. The prestigious Harman Kardon® brand has long been the first choice for the most discerning music fans, who not only love listening to music, but who also recognize brilliant sound quality that meets the highest standards.

  • TAILOR-MADE SOUND FOR EACH
    Mercedes-Benz MODEL

    Naturally, the audio experts are already working on new sound-system generations, taking the next step toward auditory perfection in the car and once again setting new standards for the ultimate in listening pleasure.
     

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Harman Kardon®
cutting edge technologies

At Harman Kardon, we strongly believe in first-class quality music reproduction. Music must always preserve its character and nature. Music is meant to be a full and rich emotional experience. That attitude determines how we see and use technology. For Harman Kardon, technology has one purpose and one purpose only – to serve the music!

  • Auravox

    AuraVox is a software-based equalizing system for the most challenging of sonic environments – the car interior. AuraVox is breaking new ground in perfect in-car sound coordination, permitting a level of computer-based adjustment. With AuraVox applied, speakers will unleash their full potential, sound systems will create a clean, distortion-free sonic spectacle when on the road. A generous but realistic soundstage – for every listening position.

  • Logic 7®

    Sometimes, more is actually more. Discrete Logic 7 offers superior surround sound from discrete, high-resolution 5.1 sources and even stereo recordings. Discrete Logic 7 manages the immense wealth of audio signals and distributes them across the entire system architecture. The result is an impressive 360° sound spectrum at any location in the vehicle. Turn on your audio system and the perfect sound is right there. No need to adjust the controls for your individual listening position.

  • GreenEdge™

    GreenEdge enables you to enjoy the sound of efficiency. Harman Kardon® GreenEdge systems combine new environmentally friendly design with dramatic energy savings – all without compromising the premium performance for which Harman Kardon products are known. The systems utilize unique amplifier and speaker technologies delivering substantial increases in component and system efficiency levels.

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