Acura ELS Studio 3D™ Named Car Audio System of the Year by Business Insider

  • ELS Studio 3D delivers professional-level sound worthy of a recording studio, tuned by eight-time Grammy-winning producer and engineer Elliot Scheiner
  • ELS Studio 3D audio is one of many next-generation Acura technologies showcased in the all-new 2019 Acura RDX
  • ELS Studio 3D is system available on the 2019 RDX A-Spec, and RDX with Advance Package

Acura's ELS Studio 3D™ premium audio system topped some of the industry's leading audio brands to be named Car Audio System of the Year by Business Insider. The 16-channel, 16-speaker, 710-watt system featuring four ultra-slim Highline™ ceiling-mounted speakers debuted on the all-new 2019 RDX in June. Business Insider credits audio accuracy and beautiful sound as the key drivers in honoring Acura with the award:

The ELS Studio 3D™ premium audio system brings the precision crafted audio performance of the recording studio to the all-new RDX, now the top retail selling model in luxury's largest product segment.  Developed by Acura and Panasonic, and tuned by eight-time Grammy® award-winning music producer Elliot Scheiner, the system enables both drivers and passengers to experience the feeling of studio-quality sound throughout the vehicle, delivering incredible fidelity and dynamic range while adding a new dimension of sound to the listening experience.

About ELS Studio 3D™ Premium Audio
Equipped with four Highline™ overhead speakers, the Acura ELS Studio 3D premium audio system adds a vertical characteristic that produces an immersive three-dimensional sound image. This mid-air suspended sound image reduces audio disruption produced by the secondary cabin reflections evident in traditional systems. The Super Dynamic Range (SDR) speakers throughout the cabin aid in reducing distortion, boasting an extended range to reduce saturation while the extended frequency and enhanced transparency of the 40mm Hybrid Titanium Dome Tweeters provide precise vocal reproduction.

The ELS Studio 3D premium audio system directs sound to specific areas of the cabin through multi-zone audio capabilities that surpass the directional capacity of traditional systems. The DSP multi-channel amplifier is equipped with Panasonic's proprietary Acoustic Motion Control™ technology that allows individual speakers to be independently optimized for ideal performance. The 2019 Acura RDX ELS Studio premium audio system is offered in two configurations: ELS Studio (Technology Package) with 12 speakers, 12 channels, 550 watts; and ELS Studio 3D (A-Spec and Advanced Package) with 16 speakers, 16 channels, 710 watts.

About Acura
Acura is a leading automotive luxury nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance – a commitment to evocative styling, high performance and innovative engineering, all built on a foundation of quality and reliability. The Acura lineup features six distinctive models – the RLX premium luxury sedan, the TLX performance luxury sedan, the ILX sport sedan, the five-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, the seven-passenger Acura MDX, America's all-time best-selling three-row luxury SUV, and the next-generation, electrified NSX supercar.

Five of the six models in the Acura lineup are made exclusively in central Ohio, using domestic and globally-sourced parts, including the ILX and TLX luxury sports sedans (Marysville Auto Plant), the RDX and MDX luxury SUVs (East Liberty Auto Plant) and the Acura NSX supercar, which is built to order at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio.

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