Krell teams with 2014 Acura RLX as home audio hits the automobile

Nov 29, 2012
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Krell teams with 2014 Acura RLX as home audio hits the automobile

This week at the Los Angeles Auto Show the folks at Krell Industries have announced that they're bringing on their high-end performance audio system knowhow to the auto industry for the very first time. They'll be doing with first with the fabulous 2014 Acura RLX, and will indeed be replicating the home theater system power they're known for in this vehicle by the time it rolls out inside 2013. With 30 years of knowhow under their belt, we're pumped up to hear just how great this system aims to be.

With Krell, you know you've got super-accurate three-dimensional dynamic sound from top to bottom, in and out, no matter where you're sitting. Inside a room with Krell across the board, you've got a beast of a system without a doubt. Here in the 2014 Acura RLX, you'll have a completely original system tuned precisely for this vehicle alone.

"We've been in business for more than 30 years; we're well known for making the highest-performance audio products for the home and we are excited to bring our sound quality to the automotive environment. Every aspect of the system’s design was dissected and optimized to achieve a system that is sonically breathtaking." - Krell Industries President Bill McKiegan

The setup will include many of the same high-powered technologies here in the vehicle that Krell implements in their home audio packages. Starting this party is a set of high quality bipolar power transistors, this implementation resulting in an amplifier 1/3 less distorted than what Krell notes is "a leading competitor's flagship luxury car amplifier." This setup also works with both headroom as well as power enough to work with the road and any sort of environment - you'll hear that album no matter what.

You'll be working with Zylon mid bass drivers - six of them - made with the world's strongest super fiber made specifically for speaker manufacturing. This material is made to hold still when the audio is off (instantly) and make all the right moves when the sound makes it so. Less vibration once the sound stops means a cleaner sound in the end - it's just that simple.

The tweeters you've got in this system are made of lightweight magnesium cones created to enhance musical detail and extend high frequencies without making your eardrums bleed from harshness. To keep vibration at a minimum and strength at its maximum, all metal grilles are employed over each speaker.

To top it all off, there's a carbon fiber composite subwoofer to provide many fine beats. With this beast you'll have 100 Watts of low frequency sound with "substantial impact" and an extremely clear delivery. Jeff Conrad, Vice President and General Manager of Acura Sales has made it clear that they intend this system to "set the bar for performance audio in the automotive world."


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