Lincoln Motor Co. will offer Revel’s luxury sound systems as part of an exclusive, 10-year collaboration with the premium loudspeaker’s parent company, Harman International.
“The Lincoln collaboration with Revel is the next step in our commitment to build vehicles that exceed luxury expectations,” says Matt VanDyke, Lincoln’s global director. “Revel is synonymous with the finest home speaker systems, and it’s that exceptional audio experience we want our Lincoln drivers to enjoy.”
Revel, first launched in 1996, designs speaker systems that use “science-based architecture and acoustic precision … to recreate a musical performance as precisely and purely as it was recorded,” say company officials.
For Lincoln, Harman engineers worked closely with the automaker’s engineers and designers to develop two audio systems that will debut in the next-generation Lincoln MKX midsize utility.
“The Revel system for Lincoln was created for the unique interior environment of each Lincoln model,” says Phil Eyler, senior vice president and general manager of Harman’s global car audio. “The system is tuned to create an immersive audio experience unlike any other on the road.”
All Revel home loudspeakers are designed with the tweeter and midrange speakers positioned close together — known as point-source architecture. The Revel system for Lincoln maintains that standard by carefully integrating the architecture into the vehicle design, Eyler says.
Lincoln owners will use the MyLincoln Touch screen to select from Revel’s three distinct listening modes: traditional stereo; audience, for an intimate concert experience; and on stage.