HARMAN’s Lexicon DD-8 Multi-Room Power Amplifier Wins CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Award

ELKHART, Indiana — HARMAN’s Lexicon today announced that its DD-8 Multi-Room Power Amplifier has received a CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Award from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) in the multi-room audio/video category.

The Lexicon DD-8 is an eight-channel amplifier that delivers more power in less space than any other competing products. The DD-8 utilizes patented DriveCore™ amplifier technology to provide 1,000 watts of power from a sleek, compact design, while operating with greater efficiency than ever possible before.

“We are honored that the technological advancements embodied in the Lexicon DD-8 have been recognized with an Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Award,” said Jim Garrett, Market Manager, HARMAN Luxury Audio Group. “The DD-8 advances amplifier design on a number of levels with its ultra compact size, outstanding performance and environmentally friendly technology.”

The Lexicon DD-8 delivers 125 watts into each of its eight channels, yet measures just 2.1" high by 17.3" wide by 14.9" deep. The DD-8 achieves its unparalleled power and efficiency through the use of HARMAN’s DriveCore amplifier IC chip. This chip, co-developed with Texas Instruments™ Incorporated exclusively for Harman, incorporates an unprecedented level of component integration into an IC that is smaller than a postage stamp.

Earlier this year the Lexicon DD-8 was also the recipient of the Best Power Amplifier Resi Award from Residential Systems, as well as CEDIA Manufacturers’ Excellence Awards for Best New Product and Sustainable Lifestyle Product Innovation.

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HARMAN ( designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets — supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 12,500 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.0 billion for twelve months ending September 30, 2011.