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SoundSteer Technology from Lexicon

As Stereophile's minister without portfolio, my goal was to find something interesting that didn't quite fit into traditional categories. The prize was an introduction, at a Harman demo room in the Hard Rock Casino/Hotel, to Lexicon's SL-1 loudspeaker prototype (price TBD) and the SoundSteer technology that distinguishes it. It was emphasized that SoundSteer is "highly scalable," and visitors were treated as a focus group to generate ideas for specific products and applications.

HARMAN Luxury Audio Group To Exhibit Ultimate-Performance Mark Levinson № 536 Monaural Power Amplifier, JBL Everest and K2 Loudspeakers In New Custom Finish Options at T.H.E. SHOW Newport 2015

IRVINE, California, — Each year T.H.E. SHOW Newport has been growing in popularity and this year it’ll be more of amust-see than ever for audio enthusiasts and music lovers. HARMAN Luxury Audio Group will be adding to theexcitement with the first U.S. demonstration of its new Mark Levinson № 536 Monaural Power Amplifier, which deliversextraordinary sound quality to complement the finest ultrahigh-end music systems. Also being shown will be JBL’s iconic,top of the line DD67000 Everest and K2-S9900 loudspeakers in a newly available high-gloss Polar White and RossoCorsa custom finishes respectively.

HARMAN’s Lexicon Debuts Its High-End MC-14 Surround Processor at CES 2014

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – The HARMAN Luxury Audio Group today announced the introduction of its Lexicon MC-14 Surround Processor, a high-end preamplifier/processor designed to deliver extraordinary audio and video quality. As the successor to the iconic Lexicon MC-12 platform, the 7.1-channel MC-14 offers extensive connectivity and control features and is ideal for use in the most sophisticated high-end home theater installations and multi-room home entertainment systems.

HARMAN’s Luxury Audio Group Showcases Mark Levinson № 585 Integrated Amplifier at CES 2014

CES 2014, LAS VEGAS – HARMAN’s Luxury Audio Group today is showcasing its new № 585 Integrated Amplifier at CES 2014. The № 585 is designed to deliver ultimate-quality music reproduction from analog and digital sources, including computers and music servers. 

HARMAN Luxury Audio Group Appoints Navigant Marketing As Rocky Mountains Region Representative Firm

ELKHART, Indiana – HARMAN Luxury Audio Group today announced that it has appointed Navigant Marketing of Golden, Colorado as its manufacturer’s representative for the Rocky Mountains area.

HARMAN Luxury Audio Group Upgrades Its JBL Synthesis Eargle Theater Demonstration Facility In Northridge, California

NORTHRIDGE, California — The HARMAN Luxury Audio Group today announced that it has completed a major upgrade to its Eargle Theater demonstration facility in Northridge, California. The theater, named after legendary audio engineer John M. Eargle, features a complete, ultrahigh-end JBL Synthesis Everest multichannel home theater system based around the flagship JBL Project Everest DD66000 loudspeaker.

HARMAN’s Luxury Audio Group to Exhibit at 2012 International CES Show

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — The HARMAN Luxury Audio Group announced it is exhibiting at the International CES Show in Las Vegas, Nevada from January 10– 13, 2012. The HARMAN Luxury Audio Group exhibit in suite 35-207 at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino will include new products from Mark Levinson, Revel and JBL Synthesis.

HARMAN’s Lexicon DD-8 Multi-Room Power Amplifier Now Available In Black Finish

ELKHART, Indiana — HARMAN’s Lexicon today announced that its award-winning DD-8 Multi-Room Power Amplifier will now be available in a black finish version, providing more choices to custom installers in satisfying the requirements for a greater array of system environments.

HARMAN’s Lexicon DD-8 Multi-Room Power Amplifier Wins CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Award

ELKHART, Indiana — HARMAN’s Lexicon today announced that its DD-8 Multi-Room Power Amplifier has received a CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Award from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) in the multi-room audio/video category.

HARMAN’s Lexicon DD-8 Multi-Room Amplifier Earns Three Awards at CEDIA 2011

ELKHART, Indiana — At CEDIA 2011, HARMAN’s Lexicon DD-8 multi-room power amplifier was honored with three major industry awards. The amplifier was presented with the Best Power Amplifier Resi Award from Residential Systems, as well as CEDIA Manufacturers’ Excellence Awards for Best New Product and Sustainable Lifestyle Product Innovation.

HARMAN Launches New Websites For Its High Performance A/V Brands: JBL Synthesis, Revel, Lexicon and Mark Levinson

INDIANAPOLS, Indiana — HARMAN High Performance A/V (HPAV) today announced the launch of new websites for JBL Synthesis, Revel, Lexicon and Mark Levinson

HARMAN High Performance A/V Introduces QuantumLogic™ Surround At CEDIA 2011: An Entirely New Technology for More Realistic Surround Sound From Any Source

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – At CEDIA 2011, HARMAN High Performance A/V (HPAV) announced the introduction of QuantumLogic Surround, a proprietary HARMAN technology that creates an unprecedented 7.1-channel or 9.1-channel surround sound listening experience from any mono, stereo or multichannel signal source, and provides 12.1-channel listening in the new Lexicon® flagship MP-20 preamplifier/surround processor making its debut at CEDIA 2011. 

HARMAN’s Lexicon® Introduces Its New Flagship 12.4-Channel MP-20 Preamplifier/Surround Processor At CEDIA 2011

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – At CEDIA 2011, HARMAN’s Lexicon announces the introduction of its new flagship MP-20 Preamplifier/Surround Processor, an ultrahigh-end home cinema component designed to deliver the ultimate in performance and flexibility in home theater systems and custom installations. The 12.4-channel MP-20 offers five height  speaker outputs and four independent subwoofer outputs in addition to the standard 7-channel speaker configuration, and provides a wealth of advanced features including 12 x 2 matrix video capability with eight HDMI™ 1.4 inputs, exclusive HARMAN QuantumLogic™ Surround processing, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD® Master decoding, THX® Ultra2 Plus™ post-processing (pending certification), and a full-featured second zone digital output with HDMI, all operated via an intuitive large screen front panel user interface.

HARMAN’s Lexicon® Now Shipping Its DD-8 Multi-Room Amplifier Featuring Patented DriveCore™ Technology for Powerful, Energy-Efficient Performance

ELKHART, Indiana — HARMAN’s Lexicon today announced that it is now shipping its DD-8 Multi-Room Amplifier, an eight-channel amplifier that utilizes patented DriveCore amplifier technology to deliver 1,000 watts of power from a sleek, compact design, while operating with greater efficiency than ever possible before.

HARMAN High Performance A/V Mobile Showcase Returns to the Architectural Digest Home Design Show in New York

ELKHART, Indiana — The HARMAN Mobile Showcase, a 7,500 square-foot truck that houses a fully functioning surround sound home theater and an audiophile demo room, will be returning to the Architectural Digest Home Design Show this year. The show will take place March 17 – 20, 2011 in New York and will be open to the public.

Lexicon Lowers the Price On Its MC-12HDB Music and Cinema Processor

ELKHART, Indiana – Lexicon today announced that it has lowered the manufacturer’s suggested retail price on its MC-12HDB Music and Cinema Processor, the company’s top-of-the-line preamplifier/processor for high-end home theater and custom installation audio/video systems. The MC-12HDB is now available at $7,999 suggested retail, reduced from its previous $10,999 MSRP.

HARMAN High Performance AV Teams With Netsertive to Launch Local Extend™
Online Marketing Program Supporting Local Dealers

ELKHART, Indiana — HARMAN High Performance AV (HPAV) today announced that is has partnered with online marketing specialist Netsertive to support HPAV dealers with a new online local marketing program.

HARMAN High Performance A/V Continues Strong Market Momentum With Aggressive Dealer Support Strategy

ELKHART, Indiana – Continuing its strategic initiative to make dealer support a central element to its long –term growth strategy, HARMAN High Performance A/V (HPAV) has built momentum through a series of major marketing programs designed to directly enhance its dealer level success.  

HARMAN High Performance A/V Appoints Ron Rouse To Global Vertical Market Manager, Home Theater and Adds Todd Westfall to Position of Western Sales Manager

ELKHART, Indiana – HARMAN High Performance A/V today announced the appointment of Ron Rouse to the position of Global Vertical Market Manager, Home Theater, and Todd Westfall to the position of Western Sales Manager. The appointments immediately strengthen the sales team of HARMAN’s Revel, Mark Levinson, JBL Synthesis, and Lexicon brands. Rouse and Westfall will both report to John Batliner, Vice President of Sales for HPAV.