Car audio: Harman Kardon equips the new Renault Austral


The French brand continues its partnership with Harman Kardon and has equipped its new Renault Austral hybrid SUV with a high-fidelity audio system. The optional hi-fi integration of this Samsung subsidiary has already been tried and tested in the Renault Mégane E-Tech. The latter was tested and widely approved by Cyril Drevet during the De Zéro à Son show. Harman Kardon combines 12 high-performance drivers with state-of-the-art technology, 485 watts of amplification and a sleek design for an exceptional sound experience.

Beyond its design inspired by its big sister, the Renault Austral benefits from a hybrid engine (gasoline/electric), with 200 HP associated with a torque of 410 Nm. Solid foundations that ensure acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in only 8 seconds!

Renault Austral and Harman Kardon: a three-dimensional sound experience

The Harman Kardon audio system is powerful and has an amplification of 485W. Twelve speakers are distributed throughout the cabin: 4 tweeters, 4 midbass drivers, 2 surround drivers, a front center unit, and 1 subwoofer. This car audio system features QLS (Quantum Logic Surround) technology, which processes the audio signals from each speaker to provide stereo sound for every passenger. In addition, a specific algorithm maintains the volume of the music regardless of the speed of the vehicle. Make every trip memorable and enjoy your music to the fullest!

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With 12 speakers, 485 watts of amplification and state-of-the-art technology, every passenger in the Renault Austral enjoys a true sound bubble.

Like the prestigious car audio partnerships with Bang & Olufsen, the KEF audio system at the heart of the Lotus Eletre Hyper-SUV,the B&W audio car installations in BMWs, the Focal hi-fi systems in Peugeot and DS Automobile cars and the Sonos installation in the Audi Q4 e-tron,Harman Kardon’s speaker grilles are designed with style in mind. Each speaker is custom designed to fit perfectly inside the Renault Austral. In addition, the sound is preset according to the characteristics of the car. And to adapt to the user’s preferences, five sound environments are available: Studio, Lounge, Concert, Club and Immersion.

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The Harman Kardon speaker grilles are made of stainless steel with a matte black coating. To complete the interior aesthetic, the center speaker features an embossed Harman Kardon logo.

Technical specifications

Renault Austral

Engine: Hybrid gasoline/electric
Engine: 3 cylinders, 12 valves + electric motor
Displacement: 1,199cm3
Power: 200 hp
Torque: 410 Nm
Maximum speed: 175km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h: 8s
Combined consumption: 4.6L/100km
Tank volume: 55L

Harman Kardon Car Audio

Amplification: 485W
12 speakers
– 4 soft fabric dome tweeters
– 2 midbass drivers
– 2 surround drivers
– 1 front central unit
– 2 midbass drivers
– 1 subwoofer
5 presets: Studio, Lounge, Concert, Club and Immersion
QuantumLogic Surround Algorithm

Harman Kardon car audio speaker diagram
The Harman Kardon audio system in the Renault Austral has 12 speakers.

As you can see, this new 100% hybrid SUV combines great automotive capabilities with a three-dimensional sound that reveals all the nuances of music. A package that offers a very pleasant driving experience! This car is marketed from 33,400 euros. The Harman Kardon audio system is available as an option for €850. And to discover all the capabilities of this car audio system, browse the Son-Vidé playlists!

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En pleine découverte du monde de la hi-fi et du home-cinéma, Son-Vidé est sans conteste devenu ma caverne d’Ali Baba. Jazz, Rock, Pop, Soul, Rap… Mes goûts musicaux, comme cinématographiques, sont très variés. Pour donner vie à mes playlists préférées, j’ai choisi l’amplificateur Marantz PM-6006, accompagné de la paire d'enceintes colonne Elipson Prestige Facet 14F.

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