Nine high-performance JBL speakers are precisely positioned for maximum sound quality. The five-door hatchback version offers a 165 mm mid-range speaker with high-tech diaphragms made from a polypropylene composite material with powerful Neodymium magnets at each of the four doors. Additionally, in the front doors are two 25 mm tweeters, while in the rear doors two passive 25 mm tweeters are integrated, ensuring pristine reproduction of critical tones. The paneling in the luggage compartment conceals another innovation from JBL: the 10-channel amplifier with an output of 50 watts per channel is integrated in a space-saving compact housing in the rear of the Peugeot 208 together with the subwoofer. The HARMAN 170 mm sound transducer is powered by a double-coil using 2 amplifier channels to ensure rich base tones at all times.
Through the use of AuraVox®, an equalization-software developed by HARMAN, all nine loudspeakers are precisely coordinated before being fine-tuned by HARMAN’s acoustic experts to deliver an auditory experience that’s unique in this vehicle class. The JBL sound system has also been optimized for two different modes: drivers can choose to focus the sound experience at them while alone in the car, or balance it equally for enjoyment from all seats.
Throughout the vehicle design stages, the experts from Peugeot and HARMAN worked together in close cooperation to match the vehicle architecture and sound system perfectly with the interior of the new star of it´s class. Using the latest technology and deep experience from their own home entertainment and professional line of JBL products, the HARMAN sound specialists set down the design of each specially designed audio component and finally managed it to integrate the system within the Peugeot 208.