Power Electronics

Mark Levinson sound system debuts in 2006 Lexus GS

A next-generation Mark Levinson audio system in the 2006 Lexus GS luxury sport sedan is said to provide a discrete 5.1 home theatre entertainment experience optimized for playback of music, music videos and movies.

The 14-speaker, 330-watt system features discrete 5.1 multichannel playback via a 7.1 speaker topology, Mark Levinson Surround (MLS) audio software for multiseat listening, full digital transmission from the digital source to the discrete output topology power amplifiers, proprietary metal cone midrange and tweeter transducers, and 5.1 Dolby Digital and DTS decoding of DVD video, DVD audio and DVD-R discs.

Speakers include four 25 mm tweeters, five 65 mm midranges, four 16 cm woofers, and a 25 cm subwoofer. The processor/amplifier will produce a total power output of 330 watts, all channels driven, 20 kHz to 20kHz at less than 0.1% total harmonic distortion.

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