HIGH END MUNICH – May 18, 2017 – Today, HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, and CANTON, a German manufacturer for High End speakers and home and car sound solutions, are showcasing their latest car audio solution at the High End Munich 2017. The sound system in the all new ŠKODA Kodiaq is the result of the combination of CANTON’s home audio know-how with HARMAN’s automotive sound design expertise. Drivers of the new SUV will be treated to an unmatched listening experience for a vehicle in this class.

The tailor-made premium audio system has been precisely tuned to the Kodiaq’s interior by HARMAN’s and CANTON’s sound engineers, who are amongst the finest in the world. The system perfectly matches the design concept of the new ŠKODA Kodiaq and comprises a 10-channel, 570 Watt DSP stereo amplifier and 10 high-performance speakers delivering crisp and clear sound. The fantastic sound experience in the ŠKODA Kodiaq is generated by one 25W center speaker in the dashboard, four 20W tweeters, four 45W mid-bass speakers and one 2x100W subwoofer.

The system is designed to deliver a perfect sound experience to all passengers no matter where they are sitting in the car as well as balanced sound for all music tastes. Dynamic vehicle and road noise cancellation ensures undisturbed listening pleasure while CANTON surround sound technology guarantees a true real-life listening experiences. The sound system is optional providing a fantastic value-for-money ratio in addition to an outstanding audio experience.

“HARMAN, CANTON and ŠKODA teamed up to offer buyers of ŠKODA vehicles the chance to incorporate innovative, high-quality audio solutions at affordable prices into their cars,” said Michael Mauser, President, Lifestyle Audio for HARMAN. “We are thrilled that this partnership, after the very successful cooperation for the models Octavia and Superb, is now continuing with the Kodiaq. Together with its partners, HARMAN will always provide best-in-class, tailor-made audio and infotainment solutions to drivers and passengers around the globe.”

The new Škoda Kodiaq with the CANTON sound system is on display in the “On Wheels” section in hall 2, booth G08/H09

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CANTON manufactures home and, together with HARMAN, car audio equipment. CANTON is the last true German loudspeaker manufacturer in the industry most famous for its wooden loudspeakers, which are still handcrafted in Germany. CANTON’s competency is the art of finding the best sound for every ear, need and budget. For over 40 years, CANTON has been combining innovative technologies, premium quality and an extraordinary range of speaker models and designs – to produce unique and individualized sound qualities.


HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things.  With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 50 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

For more information contact:


Ivo Poguntke

PR Specialist, Corporate Communications

HARMAN Lifestyle Audio

Tel:  +49 7248 71 5418





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