BMW 1, 3 Series and X1 to get Harman Kardon surround sound

HARMAN has announced that its Harman Kardon Premium sound systems now feature in all model variants of the BMW 1 Series, BMW 3 Series and BMW X1. The acoustic experts from the Harman Automotive Division, have been working together with BMW since 1993.

During the early design phase, long before the prototype for a new vehicle model is available, the acoustic experts from Harman Automotive began developing the new Harman Kardon system architecture using a virtual model to determine the precise loudspeakers, amplifier and their specific placement inside each model variant.

Acoustic conditions in the four BMW 1 Series models (Coupé and Convertible), the four BMW 3 Series models (Sedan, Coupé, Convertible and Touring) and SUV BMW X1 couldn’t be more different. That’s why the speakers have not just been placed in different positions, but also different speaker types have been used depending on the model and body form.

Source: HARMAN.

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