Hybrid Audio Technologies, manufacturers of the world's finest car audio loudspeakers, kicked off 2012 by demonstrating its products in the finest sounding demonstration vehicle at the show, in addition to a Grand Room Suite at the LVH, where Hybrid Audio Technologies proudly demonstrated the use of its Legatia L4 as a full-range driver in a home audio environment.
Throughout the week of the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Hybrid Audio Technologies met with dealers and representatives, and launched its newest products in the Mirus and Unity categories, as well as an expansion of the company’s Imagine offering to include an 8-inch and 10-inch subwoofer. Hybrid Audio Technologies also revealed plans to build an audiophile shallow-depth design subwoofer in the Legatia Special Edition series later in the year by way of announcement via the company’s FaceBook site.
On the North Hall show floor, Project G, the company’s Infinity G35 demonstration vehicle was exhibited in the International Auto Sound Challenge Association (IASCA) booth. This outstanding sound system was demonstrated to dealers, reps, and competing brand name staff members and representatives from across the US and around the world during the four day show, and was met with appositive and extremely enthusiastic reception. The G35 system features a two-way front stage without the use of any dedicated tweeter drivers, relying instead on the wide-bandwidth operation of the Legatia L3SE, a 3.7-inch midrange/wide range driver that operates from 250 Hz through the extent of its frequency response above 18,000 Hz, without the necessity of a tweeter. Of the approximate two hundred (200) demonstrations done in the vehicle, no one seemed to miss the lack of tweeters in the vehicle, and by consensus was the best-sounding vehicle on the show floor. The front stage is reinforced on the bottom end by a pair Legatia L8SE 8.85” mid bass drivers in the kick panels four Imagine I6SW 6.5-inch subwoofers in a 6th order bandpass arrangement in the trunk.
In the hospitality suite in the LVH, show specials were well received and new and existing dealers across the US placed orders for their stores to take advantage of the deals. On hand was a nearfield audio system comprised of just a single pair of Legatia L4 wide-bandwidth drivers in a 4.65-inch footprint, covering a bandwidth of 90 Hz to 18,000 Hz from one single pair of 4-inch drivers. The nearfield enclosures were constructed in a folded horn BIB configuration, thereby allowing the small wide-bandwidth drivers to effectively reproduce tones well into the midbass range. Like the Project G, the nearfield audio system was enjoyed by dealers, reps, and competing manufacturer employees and representatives.
Sous chef John Davis prepared sandwiches, hors d'oeuvres and desserts for attendees at the LVH Suite and the annual rep breakfast was held at the Peppermill Restaurant on Thursday morning. New product literature and the Performance Auto and Sound Magazine article reprints were also available at the suite and the IASCA booth, showing off Scott Buwalda’s Nissan Silvia Spec. GT-R, the highest score ever recorded in IASCA’s history, which by no surprise exclusively uses Hybrid Audio technologies products.