We have seen some JBL GreenEdge systems in Priuses (Prii?), but the latest on the block is the 2015 Subaru Legacy which features a Harman Kardon GreenEdge branded audio system.
Now, this is not the first time that the Legacy has seen a high-end manufacturer grace its dashboard. For those who really know their car audio history, they’ll remember a McIntosh audio system that was collaborated on by parent company Clarion at the time. But the GreenEdge is different. It is designed to provide an exceptional audio experience through an environmentally friendly design with dramatic energy savings.
The eco-friendly design of Legacy Harman Kardon GreenEdge system features:
· High-performance amplifier & speaker components designed to generate less heat
· Lightweight materials to reduce component and overall vehicle weight to increase gas mileage
· Class-H amplification technology adopted to monitor input signals & predict output voltages to significantly reduce power losses (compared to Class-AB amplification)
By leveraging HARMAN’s GreenEdge technology, Subaru is able to provide a better quality, more powerful, more compact, less weight, and more energy-efficient audio system without compromising the premium Harman Kardon performance. In fact, the speaker area in the 2015 system nearly doubled from past Legacy Harman Kardon systems. Harman also applied an acoustic lens to the center and rear door speakers to spread the sound out throughout the Legacy and effectively reach all passengers.
Stay tuned- we are going to set up a demo to see how it sounds in person. Or if you are lucky enough to be in the Chicagoland area maybe you can convince one of the Subie reps to play the audio system for you!