LEXICON SL-1 ACTIVE LOUDSPEAKER SYSTEM BOASTS 32 SPEAKERS

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by Jay Garrett

9th May, 2019

LEXICON SL-1 ACTIVE LOUDSPEAKER SYSTEM BOASTS 32 SPEAKERS

At the High End show, the HARMAN Group has taken the wrappers off the Lexicon SL-1, which the company is touting as a groundbreaking loudspeaker system that continues the brand’s tradition of innovation.

One neat thing that the Lexicon SL-1 can do is be freely positioned in any room and thanks to the nifty advanced beam steering technology you can control the sweet spot. The upshot of that is you are guaranteed an optimal listening experience.

Lexicon SL-1

Designed as an utterly wireless solution, the loudspeaker system comprises two active floorstanding loudspeakers, each equipped with 33 loudspeaker drivers (12x 3/4-inch tweeters, 16x 2-inch midrange drivers, 4x 5.2-inch woofers and a 10-inch subwoofer) and 23 amplifier channels, each with an output of 650 watts (RMS) per loudspeaker.

The drivers are arranged in a 360-degree configuration around the Lexicon loudspeaker’s hourglass-shaped housing.

A detachable 4-panel grille reveals this impressive configuration, while automatic EQ settings enhance playback for operation with or without grilles mounted.

Two LED rings, discreetly integrated into the loudspeaker chassis, round off the elegant appearance of the Lexicon SL-1 and simultaneously serve to visualise the width and direction of the sound dispersion.

The Lexicon SLC-1 wireless controller complements the floorstanding loudspeakers and establishes the connection to the audio source via a variety of interfaces.

Lexicon SL-1

In addition to streaming via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n/ac), the Lexicon SLC-1 offers four HDMI inputs, an HDMI ARC output, a 3.5 mm jack and an optical SPDIF input.

You can also connect the SL-1 to your home network via an Ethernet interface (10/100 Mbps, RJ45).
 
The speaker system supports high-definition 24-bit transmission and universal audio standards, including PCM, AAC, FLAC, MP3 and WMA (via HDMI and SPDIF).

Furthermore, Lexicon SL-1 is fully compatible with Dolby Digital and DTS Digital Surround (via HDMI and SPDIF) and supports UHD video signals with up to 4K resolution (HDCP 2.2 compatible).

Scott Campbell, Global Sales Director Luxury Audio at HARMAN told StereoNET:

With the Lexicon SL-1, we present a completely flexible all-in-one loudspeaker system of the absolute premium class. Crafted in an iconic design, this system offers unprecedented possibilities in terms of controlling and optimising the sound reproduction according to the personal requirements of the user and their spatial conditions. What is more, the Lexicon SL-1 is one of the most elegant and powerful solutions for a fully-fledged and future-proof home entertainment setting.

The Lexicon SL-1 will become available during the fourth quarter of 2019. The recommended retail price is 43,000EUR or 40,000 GBP (incl. VAT).

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