HARMAN on board of the new Ferrari 488 GTB Spider
The new Ferrari 488 GTB Spider features premium JBL by HARMAN audio for best-in-class listening experience – even at top speed
International Motor Show (IAA), Frankfurt, September 16, 2015 – HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE:HAR), the premier connected technologies company for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, brings its engineering excellence to the new Ferrari 488 GTB Spider, which features a state-of-the-art JBL professional premium sound system. Ferrari unveiled this new two-seat sports car at the IAA 2015 and together with HARMAN highlights the thrilling combination of speed and sound.
The premium-branded JBL Professional sound system delivers immersive sound into the interior of the vehicle through a total of 12 speakers and a 1280-watt, 16-channel JBL Professional Class-D high-performance amplifier – creating rich and powerful sound with excellent dynamics, even when the car is traveling at speed – which it will, thanks to its new 670 HP biturbo engine.
QuantumLogic Surround (QLS)
To enrich the superb sound of the JBL PRO system, the Ferrari sports cars will also feature QuantumLogic Surround, which gives audio tracks a controlled sound quality by introducing revolutionary new audio algorithms to extract signal streams and impulse responses from the original recording. Individual voices and instruments, as well as embedded reverberant spatial information, are identified and then re-authored into a precise multi-channel soundstage. And to guarantee a best-possible fidelity, it has also Auravox Tuning on board for a best-in-class listening experience and maximum aural immersion.
Commenting on the premium JBL PRO audio system in the Ferrari 488 GTB Spider, Michael Mauser, President Lifestyle Division, HARMAN, commented, “Ferraristi expect the best of the best, be it the engine or the audio system. So we at HARMAN have aimed at providing a best-possible sound experience, so the audio system will sound as great as the car.”
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HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems; audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and connected services. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. The Company's software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 27,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $6.2 billion during the 12 months ended June 30, 2015. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.