Bang & Olufson is not the only premium audio maker working on 3D sound technologies for in-car use. At the CES 2013 Harman unveiled their new QuantumLogic 3D technology that using its sophisticated algorithm, and overhead speakers, creates a great three-dimensional surround sound experience.
Harman’s system is compatible with mono, stereo, and multi-channel content and utilizes a clever setup for its speakers, so the audio streams processed by QLS’ digital signal processing technology – algorithms that extract audio streams (voices, instruments and spatial information) from the music – sound as nice as possible.
It can basically turn every tune, regardless of how rubbish the source might be, into something you want to listen to just for the sheer quality of the sound! QLS-3D is poised to become the reference standard for three-dimensional audio playback for music and video sources of the future.
“Our extensive experience in digital signal processing for home and automotive applications, the accuracy of the QLS-3D algorithm and its ability to create an entirely new listening experience uniquely positions HARMAN as a leader in three-dimensional surround,” said Sachin Lawande, executive vice president and co-president, Lifestyle and Infotainment. “Through the introduction of technologies such as QLS-3D we’re working with our automotive partners to enable even more possibilities for in-car audio.”