Harman Kardon GLA-55, High End Computer Speakers

Posted by at 12:52 am on December 4, 2009

Harman Kardon has  released the GLA-55, a high-end two  piece speaker system for computer, MP3 player and home entertainment use. Combining numerous proprietary technologies to provide the highest audio quality, GLA-55 delivers with astonishing bass and clear accurate sound in any direction.   The system is styled in manner to fit most modern décors.

Compatible with virtually any audio device with an analog output, the system delivers with a powerfully tuned digital audio path; the clean and compact digital amplification coupled with DSP (digital signal processing) equalization efficiently provides the systems transducers with cool-running power. For added bass response, the subwoofer output allows connection to most standalone subwoofer systems. Touch-sensitive volume controls provides an easy user experience; touch both volume controls simultaneously to mute the audio output and touch again to un-mute.

“From inception to final product, Harman’s design and engineering team worked in tandem to create the aesthetics for GLA-55,” said Christopher M. Dragon, director of field marketing for the Harman International. “Our goal was to create a high-end product that not only has stunning sound and visual appeal, but versatility in its use as well. GLA-55 does just that by delivering pure Harman sound while displaying simplicity and class.”

Proprietary Technologies Featured

Atlas AL and CMMD Transducers -“ The CMMD drivers provide accurate high frequencies while capable of low frequency extension to four octaves compared with traditional powered tweeters. The Atlas AL driver is capable of nearly 1″ peak-to-peak travel for tight, accurate bass reproduction. This desktop pairing provides a full rich frequency response from the lowest bass to highest highs.

Slipstream Port Design -“ The GLA-55 port minimizes boundary layer separation providing high output bass with low distortion, for all to see and hear.

COE (Computer Optimized Equalization) -“ The GLA-55 system equalization is computer optimized to provide a rich, complete sound stage over a wide range of listening positions.

OCT (Optimized Compression Topology) -“ The GLA-55 utilizes a proprietary compression technology to insure clean accurate sound at high output levels.

Pricing and Availability

Available in clear with chrome accents, the Harman Kardon GLA-55 is compatible with MP3 and CD players, desktop computers (all platforms), satellite radio and laptops. The Harman Kardon GLA-55 has a suggested retail price of $999.99; it will be available online at www.amazon.com and www.harmanaudio.com, as well as in-store at quality retailers nationwide.

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