ELS Studio® Premium Audio System Debuts In New Acura Vehicles

        ELS Studio® Premium Audio System Debuts In New Acura Vehicles

Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America unveils the evolution of
premium audio featuring newly designed high performance speakers and amplifier

PR Newswire

DETROIT, Jan. 22, 2013

DETROIT, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Expanding on its rich heritage of
leadership in audio technology, Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of
America is launching the newest generation of its acclaimed ELS audio brand —
the ELS Studio Premium Audio System. The system made its debut at the LA Auto
Show in November on the all-new 2014 Acura RLX and appears in the MDX
prototype that Acura revealed at the auto show. ELS Studio embodies nine years
of relentless improvement to recreate the emotional experience of the
recording studio.

"ELS Studio is without question the most advanced premium audio system that we
have ever developed," said Elliot "ELS" Scheiner, the multi-Grammy^®
Award-winning producer/engineer. "Our goal was to take premium audio to the
next level by underscoring an exceptional experience for the driver. We were
able to accomplish this by specifying the quality of the in-vehicle system
hardware using studio equipment performance as our reference."

ELS Studio Premium Audio is a collaboration between Scheiner, Panasonic and
Acura engineers. Personally involved in each phase of development, Scheiner
utilized his expertise as a professional recording engineer and producer to
tune the ELS Studio Premium Audio system to the RLX's and MDX prototype
specific acoustic environments.

Each system features a new, high performance amplifier that provides powerful
and accurate midrange and high frequency response with increased clarity. The
RLX's ELS Studio Premium Audio System's 14 speakers create a dynamic listening
experience for all seating positions.

2014 ELS Studio/RLX System highlights:

  oHybrid, Titanium Dome Tweeters reproduce a wide frequency range and low
    distortion
  o8cm Super Dynamic Range Speaker with double press polypropylene cone
    providing low distortion and extended bass
  o17cm Super Dynamic Range Speakers in the front and rear door featuring
    extremely lightweight designs
  o20cm Super Low Distortion Driver (SLDD) Subwoofer with extended bass
    response
  oMulti-Channel Power Amplifier with 588 watts and powerful DSP for sound
    quality enhancements and independent control of front and rear door
    tweeters

"A key objective of the system was to provide listeners with the feeling of a
studio sound environment inside their vehicle," said Tom Dunn, Panasonic
Automotive Systems of America, Director of Marketing and New Business
Development. "With ELS Surround available throughout the Acura vehicle
line-up, the ELS Studio designation serves to distinguish this system, as well
as the Acura RLX and MDX, as the ultimate automotive audio experience."

The MDX prototype will replace the current generation that's been in
production since 2007. Specifications for the 2014 MDX and the ELS Studio
Premium Audio System will be announced when the production version of the car
is released.

About Elliot Scheiner

After nearly 40 years in the music industry, Elliot Scheiner continues to be a
highly sought-after producer and engineer. His career includes work with such
music legends as the Eagles, Steely Dan, REM, Foo Fighters, Beck, Queen,
Sting, Van Morrison and Eric Clapton. Scheiner has 24 Grammy nominations and
has won his seven Grammy Awards, including the 2012 Grammy for Best Surround
Sound Album for Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs (Super Deluxe Edition) by
Derek and the Dominos. Scheiner's recent works include, surround mix engineer
for the documentary film on the Eagles' titled, "The History of the Eagles,"
which will premier at this year's Sundance Film Festival, and as mix engineer
on Paul McCartney latest album, "Kisses on the Bottom."His extensive industry
accolades include an Emmy^® for his work with the Eagles on their farewell
tour broadcast and he has received four Emmy nominations. A TEC Hall of Fame
inductee, Scheiner is the inaugural recipient of the Surround Pioneer Award,
which honors individuals who have made significant groundbreaking
contributions to the art of surround music production.

He holds an honorary doctorate in music from Berklee College of Music.
Scheiner is the first American to be awarded the Master of Sound honor from
the Japan Audio Society.

About Acura
Acura offers a full line of technologically advanced performance luxury
vehicles through a network of 272 dealers within the United States. The Acura
lineup features seven distinctive models including the RL luxury performance
sedan, the TL performance luxury sedan, the TSX Sport Wagon and sedan, the ILX
compact luxury sedan, the RDX luxury crossover SUV, the MDX luxury sport
utility vehicle and the ZDX four-door sports coupe.

Additional media information including detailed features, pricing and
high-resolution photography of the Acura model line is available
atwww.acuranews.com. Consumer information is available at www.acura.com.

About Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America

Based in Peachtree City, Georgia, and with Detroit-area operations located in
Farmington Hills, Mich., Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America is a
division company of Secaucus, New Jersey-based Panasonic Corporation of North
America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation.
(NYSE: PC) of Osaka, Japan, one of the world's leading developers and
producers of innovative digital and other electronic products for consumer,
business and industrial use. Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America
also acts as the North American operating company of Panasonic's Automotive
Systems Company of Japan, which coordinates global automotive industry systems
and components operations. For more information on Panasonic Automotive,
please visit: www.panasonic.com/business/automotive.

*ELS Studio is the registered trademark of Panasonic Corporation of North
America, all rights reserved. Acura, RLX, TSX, ILX, TL, RDX, MDX, and ZDX are
trademarks of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. GRAMMY is the trademark of the National
Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc.



SOURCE Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America

Website: http://www.panasonic.com/business/automotive
Contact: David Stoyka, Marx Layne & Co., +1-248-855-6777,
dstoyka@marxlayne.com or Dan Unger, Panasonic, +1-201-392-4571,
dan.unger@us.panasonic.com
 
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