Published On: September 18, 2010

Harman Powers The Lexus LFA's Mark Levinson Sound System

Published On: September 18, 2010

Harman Powers The Lexus LFA's Mark Levinson Sound System

What components make a car worth $375,000? Well, in the case of the Lexus LFA, one of these value-enhancing elements is the Mark Levinson Sound System from Harman, which brings GreenEdge technology to the automotive arena.

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Demonstrating the company's ability to bring to bear the power of its automotive, professional and consumer divisions, Harman is showcasing its first automotive expression of GreenEdge technology at CEDIA 2010 in the 2012 Lexus LFA. The $375,000 supercar features a Mark Levinson 12-speaker surround sound system powered by a 1,002-watt, 12-channel Mark Levinson amplifier, and will be on display during CEDIA Expo 2010.

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For more information, please read our other articles, including Harman Announces 2010 Fall Line Of Products and Harman's Mobile Entertainment Showroom Arrives In Stamford.  Further sources of information are our Mark Levinson and Harman Kardon brand pages and our sister site hometheaterequipment.com's Car Thread
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The 2012 LFA's audio system is comprised of large 7 x 10 in. extended-range woofers with ultra-rigid carbon-fiber cones, high-efficiency, low-directivity compression horn loaded tweeters, and directivity controlled 3.5 in. midrange speakers. The system is powered with the same technology used in Harman's amplifiers and Lexicon's new DD-8 multi-room amplifier. The eco-friendly technology reduces power consumption and heat generation while also delivering up to reportedly 1,002 watts of total power.

The extreme performance of the 552-horsepower LFA presented some unique challenges to Mark Levinson audio engineers including the demand for amplification that was small, cool, and lightweight yet powerful and efficient. Those same attributes translate to the home in products that take up less space and generate less heat while still delivering audiophile-grade sound quality with significantly reduced power consumption.

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